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ISBN-13: 978-0205457663 ISBN-10: 0205457665 Edition: 7th

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Bridging theory and practice in curriculum development, Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers provides teachers with invaluable concepts and skills for planning effective courses.

The goal of the book is to help the reader become a flexible yet systematic curriculum planner by developing a greater awareness of the important decisions to be made and the options available at each stage of decision making. The authors begin with a set of guidelines for developing a course and then lead readers through a step-by-step process of developing an actual course or unit of their own.

For the seventh edition, the authors have added:

  • A greater emphasis on planning for meaningful learning and understanding throughout the entire text, further highlighting and making explicit the cognitive orientation of Course Design’s approach.
  • A much expanded section on national and state standards, standards-based reform and how standards fit into the course design process. (Chapter 1)
  • An expanded section on multiple intelligences. (Chapter 2)
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7 edition (July 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205457665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205457663
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1999
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This text bases the designing of curriculum on knowledge derived by a brainstorming event by the designer of a proposed course. The results of the brainstorming are then polished and refined until they become intended learning outcomes for students. Posner,et al. should realize brain storming can also lead to pooled stupidity- not what students need in the classroom. Instead of this book get "Understanding by Design" (Grant Wiggens and Jay McTighe- more recent and much more in sync with the world
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Olsen on October 26, 2009
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This book is organized really well, and provides a "map" at the beginning of each chapter as a visual for what the chapter discusses. However, font is really small, and the text is very "wordy." It is difficult to read and remember what they're talking about. It provides step by step instructions for designing a course, but each step is WAY to long. Would NOT recommend.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Proud Father on May 29, 2009
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I am using this book for my masters' degree in education, it is difficult to follow so far. Not a good choice to learn how to design a curriculum.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 2002
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Always seems a bit arrogant when one claims to know "the real world of kid's minds." Also worth mentioning that "Understanding by Design" is really a modest variation of the behavioral approach to educational planning. That is: figure out what you can and will test for and then design instruction. "Course Design" proceeds from considerations of content and learners. Assessment is not the first consideration in the planning process. "Course Design" does incorporate brainstorming but the brainstorming is based on substantial content knowledge and grapples with what it means to understand content. Thus it is a book best used in planning to teach content area courses and units rather than skills. The real world of human minds is a world of ideas. Teachers need to grapple with issues that center on what ideas have power for their students, how do students learn and what does this suggest for how they might best be engaged in the teaching learning process. No book on how to "do" educational planning is perfect. I'd like teachers to have a book that engages them with substantial issues of content and what it means to understand rather than working backwards from "how am I going to test this stuff."
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin on July 30, 2013
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Had to have this book for an online education class. It was interesting to see the stages some go through to design a unit but in the real world of education, one would have to spend every waking moment to do this for a year's worth of curriculum. Then they wouldn't have time for family or friends.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa on July 31, 2014
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This book is a good background to the ever changing field of teaching. Be it PASS - or Core Curriculum - or whatever the new model for creating a course. This will fit all the new and upcoming things that are being thrown at teachers.
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