Recap: What’s the Big Idea? ~ Course (re)Design Workshop (1 of 5)

On February 2nd, 2018 at 1:30, a small but might group of Stetson faculty met in LBC 136 for the first of a five-part workshop series, Course Design for Essential Learning.

Join us for the next workshop, Writing Learning Goals for Essential Learning, on Monday, February 9th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM in LBC 136*

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Recap: After a short overview of the workshop series and the anchoring research from AAC&U, participants developed a vision for the course they want to build (or rebuild).  Through a speed-dating exercise in pairs, we experimented with using capacious Dilemmas, Issues or Questions (DIQs) to frame our courses.

Looking Forward:  In workshop 2, Writing Learning Goals for Essential Learning, we will draft learning goals that will help articulate  to students the course vision as well as provide a roadmap for constructing course activities and assessments.

*LBC 136 is a little tricky to find.  Walk through the LBC lobby out the back doors across the lobby into the annex.

Resources for Continued Learning

Fink, L. D. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences, Revised and Updated. An Integrated approach to Designing college Courses. John Wiley & Sons. (available in the Brown Center Lending Library)

Palmer, P. J., Jackson, M., & Tucker, E. (2007). The courage to teach : exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER). (n.d.). SENCER Model Courses.

Santa Clara University Office of the Provost. Pathways.