Meaningful general education programs play a key role in preparing today's students for an increasingly complex world. Yet the task of reforming general education can be difficult and time-consuming. Tight resources and competing faculty interests can complicate curricular change. Institutional leaders may disagree on what's most important for students to know.
This collection of articles and essays is broken into two parts: Making Reform Meaningful and Making Reform Happen. It looks at institutions who have had success reforming their programs, and those who have struggled. You'll get advice and ideas to give you an edge before you embark on the process.
What you'll learn:
- The principles of "backward design" — and why it's essential for gen-ed reform
- Why a methods-based curriculum may be the best options for today's students
- How integrative learning helps students become better critical thinkers
- How to ease the pain of curricular reform
- What homework you should do before starting the process
Date: Nov. 5, 2018
Digital file size: 1.57 MB