Tag Archives: Understanding by Design

EDU 6524: Essential Questions (Blog 3)

When designing units, teachers should frame learning goals in the form of essential questions to help students make connections and apply new knowledge to broader contexts. Wiggins & McTighe (2005) state, “The design must explicitly focus on the big ideas … Continue reading

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EDU 6524: Understanding vs. Knowledge (Blog 2)

An important component to implementing the backward design strategy is to differentiate between the words “understand” and “know.” If students are to understand a concept they must be able provide evidence by demonstrating they know specific pieces of knowledge. Understanding … Continue reading

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