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Integrated Course Design to Improve Student Learning

Some courses have a profound impact on students’ learning. These courses are well-designed, address course-related challenges, and integrate course components to effectively meet course goals and objectives. Can all courses be designed this way? Are there general principles that can help us design courses for effective student learning? Dee Fink's Integrated Course Design model addresses this question. (Read Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 for more information)

These materials are adapted with permission from Dee Fink's workshop, Designing Courses for Significant Learning.

These resources are supplementary to the workshop entitled, "Integrated Course Design to Improve Student Learning " offered by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center of NIU. Click here to view a listing of current programs.

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Worksheets for the Integrated Design Process:

Last Updated: 06/21/10