FORUM DE L' ENSEIGNANT منتدى الأستاذ
Volume 7, Numéro 1, Pages 88-94

New Prospects In The Light Of The Competency-based Approach

Authors : Slougui Doudja .


The new educational reforms launched by Algeria’s policy-makers in collaboration with the UNESCO education experts aim at achieving a modern and efficient educational system. And the choice of a competency–based model is said to enhance the learners’ performance and prepare them to cope with the job-related issues. The ingredients to materialize these reforms could be seen in these areas: an innovative teaching methodology, a new syllabus specification and the publication of new instructional manuals… However, the effectiveness of any pedagogical approach is very often closely tied up to the textbook implementation. As teachers in a Teacher Training School, we have the responsibility to evaluate how efficient these teaching materials are, and how well fitted they are to the theoretical paradigm. The purpose of this paper is, therefore, to assess the quality of a course book (New Prospects S.E. 3 rd year), bringing out its merits and demerits in the light of the CBA principles


: methodology- teaching approach –competencies-theories.