Ch 37: Curriculum & Instruction Design

About This Chapter

This chapter makes use of lessons developed for improving your understanding of curriculum and instruction design. Take a look at curriculum planning, instructional science lessons strategies, comparison of direct instruction to discovery instruction, and more.

Curriculum & Instruction Design - Chapter Summary

These short lessons will build up your knowledge of curriculum and instruction design. Study information on the use of curriculum mapping, writing a high school lesson plan, and understanding effective classroom learning strategies. Lessons will also cover topics like:

  • An explanation of curriculum and instruction
  • Core curriculum
  • Design of curriculum
  • Science curriculum designing for younger students
  • Explanation of pedagogical content knowledge
  • Connecting science with other disciplines
  • Adapting to learners with sensory challenges
  • Expository instruction approaches
  • The ADDIE model

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15 Lessons in Chapter 37: Curriculum & Instruction Design
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What is Curriculum & Instruction?

1. What is Curriculum & Instruction?

Learn about two guiding educational concepts that impact students everywhere. This lesson will explain what you need to know about curriculum and instruction.

What is Core Curriculum?

2. What is Core Curriculum?

Educational experts have worked to define curriculum content for more than two decades. This focus has determined what is core at each grade level while maintaining academic ownership for educators. Learn more about core curriculum in education here.

What is Curriculum Design?

3. What is Curriculum Design?

Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.

What is Curriculum Planning?

4. What is Curriculum Planning?

A good understanding of curriculum planning is essential for good teaching. This lesson will help you learn what curriculum planning is, give you a sense of why it's important, and help you get ready to plan your own curriculum.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

5. What is Curriculum Mapping?

In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.

How to Write a Lesson Plan for High School

6. How to Write a Lesson Plan for High School

Knowing how to write a good lesson plan is an important skill for any teacher, especially those teaching high school. This lesson provides some tips for writing a high school lesson plan.

Designing Science Curriculum for Adolescents

7. Designing Science Curriculum for Adolescents

This lesson details key features of a high quality science curriculum, specifically geared towards adolescents. We'll cover alignment to national and state standards, factors for engagement, cultural relevance and developmentally appropriate topics.

Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation

8. Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we'll define pedagogical content knowledge and its positive impact on students. We will also describe its specific features, like teaching with clear illustrations and being aware of student conceptions of the subject.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

9. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons

10. Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons

Having the skills to read science texts is vital to students' success. How can teachers plan instruction so all students learn scientific concepts? This lesson will teach instructional strategies for all learners.

Connecting Science Lessons With Other Disciplines

11. Connecting Science Lessons With Other Disciplines

Students learn best through an interdisciplinary approach that explores the connections among different branches of science and other fields. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of connecting science lessons with math, history, technology, and other disciplines.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

12. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

13. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

14. Expository Approaches to Instruction

Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.

Using the ADDIE Model in Instructional Design

15. Using the ADDIE Model in Instructional Design

This lesson explains the use of the ADDIE model in instructional design. ADDIE is the most commonly used design model and can help you create a course or training program. We will review each step and offer real life examples.

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