SET - Introduction to Backward Course Design

DateSeptember 10, 2018Time1:30 - 2:30 pm
LocationMoody 104 (Active Learning Lab)

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How intentional are we when we design a course for the first or even 10th time? Have your students asked, "Why do I need to know this?" Designing a course is typically focused on course material, rather than course outcomes. In this session, we will discuss a backward course design (McTighe & Wiggins, 1999), a method to enhance student learning by intentionally building a course with the enduring understandings in mind. We will start by asking ourselves, "What's the big idea?" and discuss ways to identify assessment and activities for these big ideas. Participants will walk away with group-discussed ideas to implement backwards course design to a single class session or even an entire course.

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PublisherAcademy for Teaching and Learning
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