Savova Publishes Chapter on Foreign Language Materials Design

Posted on 11/3/2016 8:26:55 PM

Lilia Savova, Department of English, published the following chapter on materials design: Savova, L. (2016). Principles of universal design in materials design: Veneer and soul. In M. Azarnoosh, M. Zeraatpishe, A. Faravani, & H. R. Kargozari (Eds.). Issues in TEFL. Sense Publishers, Netherlands.

This chapter situates ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructional design in a broader spectrum of design practices. It focuses on the presentation and illustration of selected principles of universal design, i.e., instructional design principles derived from other disciplinary and professional fields. More specifically, it draws from cognitive and constructivist theories of learning as well as from principles of universal design derived from disciplinary and cross-disciplinary design knowledge. It also provides examples of the application of some of these principles of design in ESOL education.