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.
Designing or modifying your departments curriculum can be an overwhelming 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.
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
Backwards Design Process
A framework for inverting or flipping our curriculum is the Backwards Design Process developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe (2006).
Background on Developing Curriculum