Stonehill Syllabus Workshop Oct17


No comments posted yet


Slide 1

A Syllabus Worth Reading Tona Hangen, Worcester State University Stonehill College Center for Teaching and Learning Academic Development Day October 10, 2017

Slide 2

A syllabus is….

Slide 3

A syllabus is…. A contract Rules, Road Map Expectations, Responsibilities Contingencies, Policies A permanent record A learning tool A thing of beauty & expression of your pedagogy

Slide 4

What Does Your Syllabus Say About You? “No nonsense” “Rigorous” “Boring” “Engaging” “Welcoming” “Student-centered”

Slide 5

“Traditional Format” “But we’ve always done it this way” Problems / Issues Bloat New Contexts… New Opportunities?

Slide 6

Today’s Workshop Support Session Course Design Syllabus Design Alternative Formats More at:

Slide 7

Course Design Format Level How much freedom you have to be creative

Slide 8

Backwards Course Design Not “What will I cover?” But “What will they learn?” Outcomes (~5) Clear Aligned Appropriate verbs for level and purpose Achievable / Measurable Wiggins and McTighe, Understanding by Design

Slide 10

Course Design: Concept Mapping

Slide 11

Course Design: Planning Matrix

Slide 12

Course Design: Planning Matrix

Slide 13

Course Design: Planning Matrix Start here; What do you want to teach? Or here; what do you want students to learn?

Slide 14

FYS Planning Matrix Checklist / Criteria Active verbs Learning Statement (object of the verb) Criterion of success / suggests a measurable assessment Addresses student competency NOT content coverage These are COURSE-level not lesson/chapter/unit level Leave yourself out (there is no “I” in outcome)

Slide 15

FYS Planning Matrix Examples: Factual Conceptual Procedural Psychomotor Attitudinal Metacognitive Vary these

Slide 16

FYS Planning Matrix Apply Create Understand Evaluate Remember Analyze Vary; build an organic progression

Slide 17

Course Design What the Course Does What You’ll Do What Students Will Do ++ Learning-Centered Models

Slide 18

Syllabus Design College Map Guidebook Museum Brochure Useful Metaphors

Slide 19

Syllabus Design Reducing Bloat Engaging the learner

Slide 20

Which would you rather read?

Slide 21

Syllabus Design Displaying and Sharing Flipsnack To Quiz or Not to Quiz What to do on Day 1

Slide 23

Alternative Formats Poster, Infographic (Piktochart) Brochure Menu Resume Padlet Blog / Webpage LMS Folders

Summary: "A Syllabus Worth Reading," by Tona Hangen, Worcester State University, 10 October 2017 at Stonehill College

Tags: pedagogy higher education syllabus teaching

More by this User
Most Viewed