January 14, 1:00 – 2:00 Lib 230
Facilitated by Shel Sax, Academic Technology
When designing a course, we typically think about how to teach our content. Backward design is a methodology that alters the order in which we think about and plan our courses. This design process begins by identifying desired learning goals, asking what proof we are willing to accept that the students have attained these goals and, finally, what teaching strategies, instructional activities, technologies and assignments are necessary to achieve the desired results. This session will introduce the concepts of backward design and focus on the first step in the backward design process: identifying the overarching concepts and themes of the course, knowledge and skills that students should master and information, concepts, resources and/or texts with which students should be familiar.
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