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ERIC Number: EJ797969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Principles of Effective Course Design: What I Wish I Had Known about Learning-Centered Teaching 30 Years Ago
Whetten, David A.
Journal of Management Education, v31 n3 p339-357 2007
Ten years ago, after 20 years as a university professor, I was asked to direct the teaching and learning support center at my university. I quickly realized I had almost no knowledge of the published scholarship on this subject. From my reading of this literature, I found the research on the predictors of student learning particularly informative. In particular, I gained an appreciation for the impact of course design. In this article, I summarize a framework for designing "significant learning experiences." In discussing the three key components of course design (learning outcomes, learning activities, and learning assessments), I offer tips and give examples relevant for the field of management. My intent is to share the most important information I have learned from a decade of conversations with experts on student learning--the things I wish someone had taught me 30 years ago. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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