From the Back Cover
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)