Curriculum Instructional Design: Critical Learning Path and Constructive Alignment

There are many ways to approach and develop a curriculum or plan for learning at different levels of complexity.  Though some practitioners approach the design of instruction from a specific starting point like content to be taught, method of delivery, learning context, etc; this will not be specified.  Instead, key concepts will be presented and you will be able to choose your own way of approaching how you plan and design curricular materials at all levels.  We will examine the Critical Learning Path (CLP) and Constructive Alignment for Learning (CAL).

Curriculum Instructional Design: Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Many researchers have espoused different philosophies about how education should be implemented at the various levels of Curriculum and Instructional Design (CID).  Debates about the right path range from the largest level of what is to be taught to the specific aspects of how instruction should be conducted. A key concept that connects to all levels of CID is Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK).

Curriculum Instructional Design: Making Sense of your Lesson Layouts

Research has examined the elements needed to be included in a curriculum as well as how they are interconnected. Several essential terms are defined below that help you understand these ideas. The terms that will be explained are; Scope and Sequence, Articulation, Coordination, Continuity, and Coherence.