In AY 2018-19 the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence offered a multi-part course design (or redesign) workshop series.
Monthly on Friday from 1:15-2:45 PM in Elizabeth 204
|18-Jan||What’s the Big Idea?|
Using Dilemmas, Issues and Questions to frame course content and engage students.
|08-Feb||Essential Learning Goals|
Write learning goals that are appropriately challenging, foster critical thinking and prepare students for success as global citizens.
Develop inclusive assignments and activities that challenge.
Create assessments that reliably measure student learning, promote critical thinking, improve your grading experience.
|26-Apr||The Course Faire|
Share your work with your peers
Participant Learning Outcomes
Through this engaging, hands-on series of workshops, participants used backward design to develop innovative courses that …
- foster transformative learning experiences.
- engage students with complex questions.
- use a dilemma, issue or question as an organizational principle.
- clearly defines learning around Essential Learning Outcomes.
- includes pedagogical practices and strategies that have high-impact on learning and are inclusive of all learners.
- uses authentic assessment to measure learning at the source.