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Understanding by design

Author: Grant P Wiggins; Jay McTighe
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, ©2005.
Series: Merrill education/ASCD college textbook series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer. The book opens by analyzing the logic of backward design as an alternative to coverage and activity-oriented plans. Though backward from habit, this approach brings more focus and coherence to instruction. The book  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant P Wiggins; Jay McTighe
ISBN: 0131950843 9780131950849
OCLC Number: 225158241
Notes: "Merrill Education/ASCD college textbook series"--Cover.
Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. Backward design --
2. Understanding understanding --
3. Gaining clarity on our goals --
4. The six facets of understanding --
5. Essential questions : doorways to understanding --
6. Crafting understandings --
7. Thinking like an assessor --
8. Criteria and validity --
9. Planning for learning --
10. Teaching for understanding --
11. The design process --
12. The big picture : UBD as curriculum framework --
13. "Yes, but--"
Series Title: Merrill education/ASCD college textbook series.
Responsibility: Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.
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"The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer. The book opens by analyzing the logic of backward design as an alternative to coverage and activity-oriented plans. Though backward from habit, this approach brings more focus and coherence to instruction. The book proposes a multifaceted approach, with the six S2facetsS3 of understanding. The facets combine with backward design to provide a powerful, expanded array of practical tools and strategies for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments that lead students at all grade levels to genuine understanding. The second edition, a refined work, has been thoroughly and extensively revised, updated, and expanded, including improvement of the UbD Template, the key terms of UbD, dozens of worksheets, and some of the larger concepts. The authors have successfully put together a text that demonstrates what best practice in the design of learning looks like, enhancing for its audience their capability for creating more engaging and effective learning, whether the student is a third grader, a college freshman, or a faculty member." - product description.

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