EDPS 561: An Example

EDPS 561 provides an example of my beliefs about teaching, put into practice. As I note in the introduction to this portfolio, I am particularly proud of this course design because it balances content provision (including guest lectures), authentic learning and assessment through the instructional design project (which runs throughout the course), and reflective practice, as students complete regular reflective assignments that form as set of “field notes” in instructional design.

Using CSL as a form of assessment also highlights my willingness to take risks. CSL is not always well received by students who are comfortable with more controlled and stable classroom environments, but I believe that the benefits of messy, authentic learning well outweigh the risks inherent in those same messy, authentic environments.

EDPS 561 Course Outline

EDPS 561 Course Syllabus