Understanding by Design / Edition 2

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Drawing on feedback from thousands of educators around the world who have used the UbD framework since its introduction in 1998, the authors have greatly revised and expanded their original work to guide educators across the K-16 spectrum in the design of curriculum, assessment, and instruction. With an improved UbD Template at its core, the book explains the rationale of backward design and explores in greater depth the meaning of such key ideas as essential questions and transfer tasks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416600350
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 375
  • Sales rank: 32,759
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Backward Design?
2. What Is a Matter of Understanding?
3. Understanding Understanding.
4. The Six Facets of Understanding.
5. Thinking Like an Assessor.
6. How Is Understanding Assessed in Light of the Six Facets?
7. What Is Uncoverage?
8. What the Facets Imply for Unit Design.
9. Implications for Organizing Curriculum.
10. Implications for Teaching.
11. Putting It All Together: A Design Template.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    Every teacher should apply Understanding by Design

    Wiggin's framework for curriculum design is one that every teacher should apply. Too many teachers 'shoot from the hip' with no real idea of their curriculum's destination--and, hello, that is why we have No Child Left Behind! Read thoughtfully and carefully, this book will revolutionize your pedagogy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2002

    Not an introductory textbook

    This is a good book BUT this is not a book to chose if you have no ideas about what instructional design (ID) is or what the components of planning effective curriculums/courses. This is NOT an introductory book BUT it is not difficult reading. I bought this book thinking it was an introductory book, but it is not. I highly recommend reading an intro to ID book and then use this book as a complement. This books strong point is proposing a new way to do ID--- which of course cannot be appreciated if you do not know what it is (hence this is not an introdcutory text) via a three step and very detailed process. The book also defines the 6 components of understanding and how to flush them out in lessons/activities and assessment. This book isn't well organized BUT the information is very good. I would have read the chapters in different order. I would read 1, 4, and 7 first and then the rest of the bok in order.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    This is one of my favorite textbooks!

    Absolutely love this text book! It is so enjoyable to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    New names, old concepts

    The authors seem to think that no teacher starts anything with a plan in mind, but instead randomly teaches concepts. If you are looking for a reminder of how to plan, it is useful.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    Lesson Planning Excellence

    This book is a very detailed approach to lesson planning. It is heavy reading in parts, but very worthwhile. In today's world of accountability, this planning process is vital and required!

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