Course (re)design

    I am in the process of redesigning BUSINESS 705 Qualitative Research Methods. Why? Well this will be the first time I am teaching this course, and a redesign serves two purposes. First, it allows the course content to be updated. Secondly, it forces me to engage with the material in a deeper way. The process of actually having to teach something, for me, helps to clarify/crystalise out my own understanding of the topic.

    It is not an easy process; I do not have a sense of how the class will feel.

    Of course I have many tools to help with the process; constructive alignment, backwards design, and so on. But for me, I need to know the shape of the beast. To use the metaphor of dress-making; one might know all about the fabrics and their pros and cons, the different ways of cutting and stitching fabric … but with out the sense of the final piece of clothing, one is likely to end up with something utilitarian that engenders little joy or excitement.

    I have signed up for CleAR's workshop on course (re)design to help keep me moving forward. But, I'm still looking for my creative 'in' to the design of BUSINESS 705.

    If you webmention this page, please let me know the URL of your page.

    BTW: Your webmention won't show up until I next "build" my site.

    Word count: 300 (about 1 minutes)


    Updated: 14 May '17 12:14

    Author: Peter Smith


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