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Course Design and Assessment

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Course Design and Assessment

9781800374775 Edward Elgar Publishing
Kathy Lund Dean, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Leadership & Ethics, Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Management, Gustavus Adolphus College, Nancy S. Niemi, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Charles J. Fornaciari, Lindback Research Chair, Professor of Management, Department of Management and Leadership, La Salle University, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 477 5 Extent: 232 pp
Course Design and Assessment offers design strategies, educator-in-action perspectives, and real-world suggestions for engaged educators, creating inclusive and meaningful learning opportunities and developmental student growth. With a brief history situating engaged learning among educational models, the book shows the vital and practical connections between an educator’s overall learning philosophy and their pedagogical choices. The authors unpack the definitions and practices common to engaged learning, exploring the assumptions educators make about students, teaching, learning, and instructional contexts that underlie engaged educators’ pedagogical decisions. Ultimately a vehicle for inclusive learning and transparent design, the book outlines pre-course planning steps, suggestions for adjusting the course mid-stream, and a thorough discussion of assessment activities with planning and implementation steps.

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Course Design and Assessment offers design strategies, educator-in-action perspectives, and real-world suggestions for engaged educators, creating inclusive and meaningful learning opportunities and developmental student growth. With a brief history situating engaged learning among educational models, the book shows the vital and practical connections between an educator’s overall learning philosophy and their pedagogical choices.

The authors unpack the definitions and practices common to engaged learning, exploring the assumptions educators make about students, teaching, learning, and instructional contexts that underlie engaged educators’ pedagogical decisions. Ultimately a vehicle for inclusive learning and transparent design, the book outlines pre-course planning steps, suggestions for adjusting the course mid-stream, and a thorough discussion of assessment activities with planning and implementation steps.

For beginning and advanced instructors worldwide, this book serves as a real-world workbook and resource for engaged course design and assessment practices.
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‘I can’t think of a better time to be providing resources on course design and assessment, and these authors are well positioned to provide them! Thoughtful synthesis of the foundational material resulting in a useful model for student learning which is, after all, why we teach.’
– Cindi Fukami, University of Denver, US

‘Course Design and Assessment takes us from the philosophy through to the practice of engaged learning, helping to shape a pedagogy that is critical, creative and centred on learner outcomes. This is persuasive and practical text that is useful for those starting out, as well as experienced educators struggling with recent challenges in the education landscape. It is no surprise that three such distinguished educators have produced a book that we can all learn from.’
– Paul Hibbert, University of St Andrews, UK
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Contents: 1. Conceptual/theoretical framework 2. Considerations for creating an engaged course design and assessing learning outcomes 3. How to prepare and implement Annotated bibliography Works cited Index
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