Textbook Evaluation According to Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Principles

  • Leoni Damayanti English Education Department, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya Malang, Malang 65142, Indonesia
  • Ive Emaliana English Education Department, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya Malang, Malang 65142, Indonesia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0939-4336
  • Irene Nany Kusumawardani English Education Department, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya Malang, Malang 65142, Indonesia
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Keywords: Extensive reading, Outcome-based education, Reading skill, Textbook evaluation


Outcome-Based Education (OBE) is known as the new curriculum that seeks students' outcomes after learning about the materials. According to that, an evaluation through the textbook, as the most-used source in teaching English, especially in Extensive Reading, is needed. The purpose of this paper is to identify whether the textbook is suitable or not based on the OBE principles. Moreover, some capable lecturers participated in evaluating this textbook using a reliable checklist. This research used a descriptive quantitative method with the results showed that in terms of module contents, this textbook is 'very poor,' in terms of module language items, this textbook is 'poor,' then in terms of module presentation expediency, this textbook is 'very poor.' The findings of this study pointed out many lacks of the textbook that need improvement.


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Author Biography

Ive Emaliana, English Education Department, Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Brawijaya Malang, Malang 65142, Indonesia

Ive Emaliana's teaching and research interests include EFL epistemic beliefs, inclusive education, language assessment, and English for specific purposes. She is author and coauthor of 9 books including From Literacy to Multiliteracies (2020), Evaluasi Pembalajaran Bahasa Asing pada Pendidikan Tinggi (2019),  Academic Platforms for Students-Researchers (2018), and Success Stories in English Language Teaching and Learning (2014). Her papers were published in some edited books, conference proceedings, and national, international, Scopus-index journals. She can be contacted via e-mail at ive@ub.ac.id.


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