Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
"Grow what you know"
An evolving process for curriculum design
by Tom March
WORKING THE WEB FOR EDUCATION column focuses on a strategy for
educators to save time while coming up with inventive uses for the
Web. Details steps that can be done partially using an HTML editor,
word processor, or Filamentality, but uses Web-and-Flow to keep
things simple and focused on the learning. Gives three steps for
getting ready: writing a creative brief, gathering links, and
publishing a topic hotlist. Advises giving students an hour to
openly explore the compilations of links to be studied in an ensuing
class discussion. Says that based on what the discussion reveals
about the student's prior knowledge, it is time to choose the most
appropriate learning-centered scaffolds to help address students
needs, and describes the curriculum design steps. Concludes that
evolving a curriculum in a learning-centered process can make the
workload more manageable for the educators.
Includes a table.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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