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Big misconceptions

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria. VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. The final chapter in Wiggins deals with the three most common qualms about backward design, all of which seem germane to any change. The first misgiving ("I need to teach to the test") is effectively refuted… Continue reading Big misconceptions

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Small groups/worlds

Pellegrino, J.W. (2004). Complex Learning Environments: Connecting Learning Theory, Instructional Design, and Technology. In N.M. Seel and S. Dijkstra (Eds.) Curriculum, Plans, and Processes in Instructional Design: International Perspectives. Mahweh, NJ: Erlbaum/ pp. 25-48. I looked at the Pellegrino article again and still find it directly applicable to what I do in higher ed. His… Continue reading Small groups/worlds

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Getting back to essentials

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. I found this chapter in Wiggins very applied. Essential questions require the empathic facet and are applicable to the upper level of Bloom's taxonomy (judging) where there are no right or wrong answers. They lead to… Continue reading Getting back to essentials

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The events you are about to see are real

Gagné, R. M., Briggs, L. J., & Wager, W. W. (1992). Principles of instructional design, 4th ed., New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 152-171. Fools rush in... I see now that these posts should have been limited to 200 words and comments to 100. I'd heard of Gagne's 9 events before but the interesting… Continue reading The events you are about to see are real

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Backwards

Wiggins, G.P. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. 2nd ed. Alexandria. VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. Dick, W., Carey, L., and Carey, J.O., (2005). The Systematic Design of Instruction, 6th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Just like we're supposed to design backwards, I thought I'd post backwards this week--and start with… Continue reading Backwards