Understanding by Design / Edition 2

Understanding by Design / Edition 2

by Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe
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Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Understanding by Design / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9781416600350
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 375
Sales rank: 32,156
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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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Understanding by Design 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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mmjz28 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love this text book! It is so enjoyable to read.
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worldclassconsult More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.