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Designing courses for significant learning : voices of experience

Publication Type:



New directions for teaching and learning ; no. 119, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, p.119 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LB2331 .D47 2009



College teaching--United States, Education, Higher--Aims and objectives--United States, Higher--Curricula--United States


Contents: Shoeboxes and taxes : integrated course design unleashes new creativity for a veteran teacher / Marsha M. Huber -- Bringing language to life in second-year Spanish / Debra Dimon Davis -- More significant and intentional learning in the economics classroom / Laurence Miners, Kathryn Nantz -- Inspiration and intellect : significant learning in musical forms and analysis / Bruce C. Kelley -- Using Fink's integrated course design : how a book changed our students' learning, our university, and ourselves / Carolyn R. Fallahi ... [et al.] -- Using integrated course design to build student communities of practice in a hybrid course / Harriet R. Fayne -- Integrating big questions with real world applications : gradual redesign in philosophy and art history / Marice Rose, Roben Torosyan -- Integrated design of a virology course develops lifelong learners / Joseph C. Mester -- An "extreme makeover" of a course in special education / Joan M. Nicoll-Senft -- Sooner City : reflections on a curriculum reform project / Randall L. Kolar, David A. Sabatini, K.K. Muraleetharan -- Still learning / L. Dee Fink -- Lessons we can learn from the voices of experience / Arletta Knight Fink, L. Dee Fink.; Summary: Higher education today is being called upon to deliver a new and more powerful kind of education, one that prepares students to be more engaged citizens, better equipped to solve complex problems at work and better prepared to lead meaningful lives individually. To respond to this call, teachers in colleges and universities need to design more powerful kinds of learning into their courses. This issue contains multiple stories of how college-level teachers have used these ideas in a variety of teaching situations, from the sciences to the humanities.