The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 22, 2009 - Education - 200 pages
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This book shows college instructors how to communicate their course organization to students in a graphic syllabus—a one-page diagram, flowchart, or concept map of the topical organization—and an outcomes map—a one-page flowchart of the sequence of student learning objectives and outcomes from the foundational through the mediating to the ultimate. It also documents the positive impact that graphics have on student learning and cautions readers about common errors in designing graphic syllabi.
 

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Excellent ideas and examples for enhancing the course syllabus and course design with graphics. Plenty of examples from many fields of study. Read full review

Contents

Communicating Your Course Chapter 1 The Limits of a Text Syllabus
1
Communicating Your Course Chapter 2 How and Why Graphics Enhance Learning
14
Communicating Your Course Chapter 3 Designing a Graphic Syllabus
26
Communicating Your Course Chapter 4 Charting an Outcomes Map
61
Communicating Your Course Chapter 5 How Graphics Benefit Course Organization
87
Communicating Your Course Appendix A More Model Graphic Syllabi for Inspiration
101
Communicating Your Course Appendix B Computer Software for Graphic Syllabi and Outcomes Maps
159
Communicating Your Course Bibliography
163
Communicating Your Course Index
173
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Linda B. Nilson is founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University.

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