Title

In-house instructional materials development at a private, English medium school in Karachi : A case study

Date of Award

2020

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Philosophy in Education

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Abstract

This dissertation presents the findings of an exploratory qualitative case study of an EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction) private school in Karachi that practices in-house instructional materials development (IMD).
The aim of the research was to uncover what the process entails and what the stakeholders see as the benefits of materials development. Data was collected using semi structured interview, a focus group discussion and document analysis. The three main themes that emerged as study findings relate to insights on the purpose of using IMD alongside commercial materials in the classroom, the process of IMD that the stakeholders follow and the challenges that they confront regarding the use and development of the materials. It is anticipated that the study findings may potentially provide key insights into how IMD can be used to facilitate learning by catering to learners’ affect- related needs.

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