TLL 3540 - DESIGN OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
To develop successful educational innovations, a systems view must be taken, analyzing instructional goals, constraints and resources, considering alternative approaches to conveying ideas, motivating students, and guiding students to instructional objectives. Students will work in teams to enact an innovative educational design process with real projects and real clients. In the past, educational systems being (re)designed included museum exhibits, high school robotics units, afterschool digital literacy workshops, college lab courses, processes for selecting student assessments tools, and a professional development sequence for mathematics teachers. Throughout the process we will be learning about and addressing constraints from (1) organizational and policy contexts; (2) learning sciences; and (3) disciplinary content. The course will be interdisciplinary in that it will draw students with diverse backgrounds to form the design teams.