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Understanding by design

Author: Grant P Wiggins; Jay McTighe
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©1998.
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Explores six different facets of understanding; examines ways to design curriculums to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of important ideas; and discusses how to design assessments that reveal the extent of student understanding.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grant P Wiggins; Jay McTighe
ISBN: 0871203138 9780871203137
OCLC Number: 48947580
Description: viii, 207 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is backward design? --
What is a matter of understanding? --
Understanding understanding --
The six facets of understanding --
Thinking like an assessor --
How is understanding assessed in light of the six facets? --
What is uncoverage? --
What the facets imply for unit design --
Implications for organizing curriculum --
Implications for teaching --
Putting it all together : a design template.
Responsibility: Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

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Explores six different facets of understanding; examines ways to design curriculums to engage students in exploring and deepening their understanding of important ideas; and discusses how to design assessments that reveal the extent of student understanding.

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