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10/20/2012
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Biomedical/Physical Sciences Room 1400
College of Ag and Natural Resources, Center for Engineering Education Research (CEER)/College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences, Lyman Briggs College, and the MSU Office of Faculty and Organizational Development

Backward Course Design

How will you approach planning or designing your next course? Many STEM instructors follow a common path—select a textbook, identify the chapters to be covered, develop lectures, and finally, create exams. Instructional design methods such as Backward Design offer a more deliberate approach to course development. Backward Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 1988) is a conceptual framework that emphasizes the alignment of learning goals and objectives, assessments, and instructional activities.