EDU218W: Design of Instruction

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

Design of Instruction introduces students to the design and development of the content of learning experiences. This course introduces curriculum theory and investigates the processes of curriculum development, use, and evaluation. It also addresses these broad questions: "What do students need to learn?" "How is the learning experience most effectively managed?" And "How do we know the desired outcome was attained?" In addition, students are introduced to the following two frameworks: Understanding by Design (UbD), which helps them create units and assessments that develop students' understanding of important ideas and Universal Design of Learning (UDP), which helps guide students in planning lessons, choosing materials, assessing learning, and ultimately improving instructional practices.