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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Communicating Your Course Chapter 1 The Limits of a Text Syllabus
Communicating Your Course Chapter 2 How and Why Graphics Enhance Learning
Communicating Your Course Chapter 3 Designing a Graphic Syllabus
Communicating Your Course Chapter 4 Charting an Outcomes Map
Communicating Your Course Chapter 5 How Graphics Benefit Course Organization
Communicating Your Course Appendix A More Model Graphic Syllabi for Inspiration
Communicating Your Course Appendix B Computer Software for Graphic Syllabi and Outcomes Maps
Communicating Your Course Bibliography
Communicating Your Course Index

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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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