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.
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