This session is the overture to planning for course design. As with any journey some preparation is needed to set up the success of the endeavor. A discussion of significant learning leads to the examination of taxonomy frameworks. The identification of your course’s situational factors leads to an deeper look at the expectations others have about your course, the characteristics of the learners and your own characteristics as their teacher. Finally, as you create the Big Dream (course mission), your analysis of the situational factors will help you with the pedagogical challenges you need to address in your design
Reading: Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning Chapter 1
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