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Designing and assessing courses and curricula : a practical guide

Author: Robert M Diamond
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula reflects the most current knowledge and practice in course and curriculum design and connects this knowledge with the critical task of assessing learning outcomes at both course and curricular levels. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition of the best-selling book positions course design as a tool for educational change and contains a wealth of new material  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Diamond
ISBN: 9781118045466 1118045467
OCLC Number: 864564735
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""PREFACE""; ""Why Institutions Are So Hard to Change""; ""Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula""; ""Purpose of the Book""; ""Purposes and Audiences""; ""Overview of the Book""; ""Some Important Suggestions""; ""Dedication""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""ABOUT THE AUTHORS""; ""PART ONE --
A Frame of Reference""; ""CHAPTER 1 --
A Learning-Centered Approach to Course and Curriculum Design""; ""The Curriculum Is Not Always Equal to or More Than the Sum of Its Parts""; ""The Challenges of Curriculum and Course Design""; ""An Important Relationship"" ""Getting Assistance""""Course Design and the Delivery of Instruction""; ""Accountability""; ""Institutionwide Initiatives""; ""A Brief Introduction to the Model""; ""The Question of Time""; ""Additional Resources""; ""CHAPTER 2 --
The Expanding Role of Faculty in Accreditation and Accountability""; ""The Questions Accreditors Ask""; ""Timing""; ""The Structure of Accreditation""; ""Summary""; ""Resources""; ""CHAPTER 3 --
Staying Informed""; ""Free and Highly Recommended: General""; ""Free and Recommended: Specific Subjects""; ""Items to Have on Your Bookshelf""; ""Publisher Mailing Lists"" ""Academic Support Centers""""CHAPTER 4 --
Scholarship and Faculty Rewards""; ""Some Background""; ""Recognizing Course and Curriculum Design as Scholarly Work""; ""Resources""; ""CHAPTER 5 --
An Introduction to the Model and Its Benefits""; ""A Note About Community Colleges""; ""Need for an Effective Approach""; ""Applying Systems Theory to Instructional Design""; ""Characteristics of the Model""; ""A Key to Success: Start at the Beginning and Explore the Resources You Have Available""; ""Summary""; ""Additional Resources""; ""CHAPTER 6 --
Diagramming""; ""Some Specific Suggestions"" ""A Short Exercise in Diagramming""""PART TWO --
The Process""; ""CHAPTER 7 --
Making the Decision to Go Ahead""; ""Why Projects Begin""; ""Questions to Consider""; ""Establishing Academic Priorities: Collecting the Information Needed""; ""Deciding to Begin Curriculum Projects""; ""Deciding to Begin Course Projects""; ""Summary""; ""CHAPTER 8 --
Getting Started""; ""Who Should Be Involved""; ""Pre-Project Meetings""; ""Goals of First Formal Meeting""; ""Developing an Instructional Philosophy""; ""Case Study: Getting the Right People Involved in Designing an Orientation ... ""; ""Summary"" ""CHAPTER 9 --
Linking Goals, Courses, and Curricula""""Goals of a Curriculum""; ""Developing a Cohesive Curriculum""; ""The Basic Core Competencies""; ""Developing Your Own List of Core Competencies""; ""Resources""; ""Case Studies""; ""Summary""; ""Additional Resources""; ""CHAPTER 10 --
Gathering and Analyzing Essential Data""; ""Student Characteristics""; ""Educational Priorities of the Institution""; ""Field of Knowledge""; ""Research""; ""Time and Space""; ""Summary""; ""CHAPTER 11 --
Thinking in the Ideal""; ""Focusing on Structure and Sequence""; ""Blended Curricula and Blended Course""
Responsibility: Robert M. Diamond.

Abstract:

Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula reflects the most current knowledge and practice in course and curriculum design and connects this knowledge with the critical task of assessing learning outcomes at both course and curricular levels. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition of the best-selling book positions course design as a tool for educational change and contains a wealth of new material including new chapters, case examples, and resources.

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