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Purpose

Tyler, R.W. (1949) Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction. Chicago: University of Chicago. pp. 3-62. I especially appreciated this chapter as it clearly delineated between education and learning; while acknowledging the role of the latter in the former, the author emphasizes that education is "a process of changing the behavior patterns of people." Although written… Continue reading Purpose

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Learncraft

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. Wiggins becomes even more specific in discussing how to craft understandings. Understandings are identifiable by being abstract, transferable, and opaque. Non-understandings are general, aimless or rote, and simplistic. The specifics include the direction to use complete… Continue reading Learncraft

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Do you understand the way I understand?

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. I didn't find this chapter as useful as Gagne's, not because I didn't agree that there are different types of understanding but because it wasn't as specific (but that might be good for me). So, I… Continue reading Do you understand the way I understand?