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Idea-based learning : a course design process to promote conceptual understanding

Author: Edmund Hansen
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Synthesizing the best current thinking about learning, course design, and promoting student achievement, this is a guide to developing college instruction that has clear purpose, is well integrated into the curriculum, and improves student learning in predictable and measurable ways. The process involves developing a transparent course blueprint, focused on a limited number of key concepts and ideas, related tasks,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hansen, Edmund, 1952-
Idea-based learning.
Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2011
(DLC) 2011012805
(OCoLC)692290667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Hansen
ISBN: 9781579226152 1579226159
OCLC Number: 781635681
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1. PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF COURSE DESIGN; Faculty Stressors in Teaching; Lack of Students' Intellectual Curiosity; Students' Academic Underpreparedness; Fear of Antagonizing Students; Time Spent on Grading Papers; The Addition of New Teaching Roles; Benefits From Idea-Based Course Design; Focus on the Big Picture Gives Direction and Reduces Information Overload; Detailed Criteria for Quality Performance Are Defined Up Front; Ample Practice Opportunities for Key Skills Are Built Into the Design.
Responsibility: Edmund J. Hansen.

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Synthesizing the best current thinking about learning, course design, and promoting student achievement, this is a guide to developing college instruction that has clear purpose, is well integrated into the curriculum, and improves student learning in predictable and measurable ways. The process involves developing a transparent course blueprint, focused on a limited number of key concepts and ideas, related tasks, and corresponding performance criteria; as well as on frequent practice opportunities, and early identification of potential learning barriers. Idea-based Learning takes as its poin.
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