Designing Our Courses for Greater Student Engagement and Better Student Learning One of the major tasks we perform as teachers is to design our courses. This refers to all the decisions that we make about how we want the course to unfold for our students. If we do this right, the chances of getting greater student engagement and better student learning ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2010
Designing Our Courses for Greater Student Engagement and Better Student Learning
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  • L. Dee Fink
    Norman, OK
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Article   |   June 01, 2010
Designing Our Courses for Greater Student Engagement and Better Student Learning
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2010, Vol. 13, 3-12. doi:10.1044/ihe13.1.3
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2010, Vol. 13, 3-12. doi:10.1044/ihe13.1.3

One of the major tasks we perform as teachers is to design our courses. This refers to all the decisions that we make about how we want the course to unfold for our students. If we do this right, the chances of getting greater student engagement and better student learning are significantly higher. This article contains a description of Integrated Course Design, a particular, learning-centered way of designing our courses. It begins by asking us to identify a range of important kinds of learning we want our students to achieve. Then, the teacher identifies appropriate learning and assessment activities.

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