Curriculum Design

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Judith Levings, Ph.D.

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Find out what curriculum is and isn’t, the benefits of a good curriculum design, and how to think like a curriculum designer.  Learn how to strengthen or create a top-notch curriculum for your Plant Breeding Program on the program and course level using a backwards design approach.

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Course-Level Design

In the diagram below notice that there are three levels of curriculum development.  The top left depicts the program level, then the course level and then the unit and/or lesson level.  No matter where you start developing you

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Posted by cclawson; updated Apr 10 9:42am

Getting Started in the Curriculum Development Process

Planning an effective curriculum on a program-level is not something that can be done quickly, it will most likely take months to a year depending on how aggressively it is approached.

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Posted by cclawson; updated Dec 10 1:24pm

Program-Level Design

In the diagram below notice that there are three levels of curriculum development.  The top left depicts the program level, then the course level and then the unit and/or lesson level.  No matter where you start developing you

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Posted by cclawson; updated Apr 16 11:07am

Backwards Design Process

Backwards Design Process

A framework for designing any curriculum is the Backwards Design Process developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe (2006).

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Posted by cclawson; updated Apr 10 9:20am

What is Curriculum?

Curriculum is a term that has multiple meanings.  For our purposes we will use the definition:

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Posted by cclawson; updated Apr 10 9:02am