Episode 59: Course Design Strategies for Teaching Long Classes with Dr. Jessica Tinklenberg
In episode 59 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Jessica Tinklenberg joins us to talk about what she calls the "knowledge sandwich" as an approach to course design that helps you align your goals, learning activities, and assessments.
We talk about this strategy in the context of teaching long classes (classes that are 3+ hours long), but really, this approach can work in any course format.
When you use it long classes, then it really help you think about how to leverage that time with your students to create powerful learning experiences.
- Consider the benefits of teaching long classes.
How to use the "knowledge sandwich" as an approach to course design.
Why it's important to give your students autonomy, authority, and the opportunity to contribute to the construction of knowledge in the course.
Tips to avoid overwhelming your students (and yourself) with too much information and too many activities in long classes.
Questions to ask yourself as you design a learning experience.
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