Shaping the College Curriculum Academic Plans in Context

ISBN-10: 0787985554
ISBN-13: 9780787985554
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: This revision of Shaping the College Curriculum provides an updated resource for individuals and groups whose work includes planning, designing, delivering, evaluating, and studying curricula in higher education. The academic plan concept continues  More...

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List price: $36.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

This revision of Shaping the College Curriculum provides an updated resource for individuals and groups whose work includes planning, designing, delivering, evaluating, and studying curricula in higher education. The academic plan concept continues to provide the framework for this revised edition, but it also reflects substantial refinements and extensions of the understanding of postsecondary curricula since the first edition. This revised edition addresses the concerns of faculty members, administrators, and researchers who ask questions such as How do students' social and cultural backgrounds and experience affect learning? What impact do institutional contexts - missions, resources, cultures, and histories - have on curriculum planning? How do various arrangements for learning influence student outcomes? How can we design courses that reach many different kinds of students? How can curricular change be promoted and managed?

The Authors
Curriculum: An Academic Plan.
The Need for a Definitional Framework
Defining Curriculum as an Academic Plan
Contextual Influences on Academic Plans
Constructing Plans: Curriculum Development
Evolution of the Academic Plan Concept
Advantages of the Academic Plan Model
External Influences: Sociocultural Context.
Patterns of Curriculum Debate
Evolving Educational Purposes
Debating General Education and Specialization
Learners: An Emphasis on Access
Content Debates: Prescription vs. Choice
Instructional Process: Occasional Innovation
Evaluation Debates: Emphasis on Quality Control
Influences and Potential Reforms
Internal Influences: College and University Contexts.
Institutional Influences
Unit-Level Influences
Emerging Internal Influences
Converging Influences
Internal Influences: Academic Fields.
Characterizing Academic Fields
Differences in Course Planning
Seeking Academic Community
Building on the Strengths of Academic Fields
Creating Academic Plans.
Course Planning
Program Planning
College-Wide Planning
Systematic Design Models
Sharing Responsibility for Curriculum Design
Learner Influences on Course Planning
Learner Influences on Program Planning
Learner Influences on College Planning
Multiple Perspectives on Learning
Learners and Learning Processes
Understandings of Learning and Knowledge
Learning in Academic Fields
Considering Learners in Curriculum Design
Instructional Processes.
Teaching Styles
Contextual Influences on Courses and Programs
Expanding Choices Among Instructional Processes
Teaching for Intentional Learning
Reflecting on Planning and Teaching
Evaluating and Adjusting Academic Plans.
Defining Evaluation and Assessment
Evaluating and Adjusting Course Plans
Evaluating and Adjusting Program Plans
College-Level Evaluation
Evaluating Evaluation
Responding to Accountability Demands
Administering Academic Plans.
Curriculum Leadership and Administrative Roles
Models and Strategies for Curricular Change.
Evolution, Adaptation, and Strategic Change
Scope of Curricular Change
Models of Change
Using Multiple Strategies for Curricular Change
Learning to Change in Academic Organizations
Maintaining Change
Academic Plans in Context

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