communication studies, research methods, backward by design
The purpose of this mini-study was to redesign a Research Methods in Communication course using Backward by Design (BbD; Wiggins & McTighe, 2005). The first stage was to identify the desired results for the course and the second stage was to determine acceptable evidence for the desired results. The third stage was to plan learning experiences. Results of the study indicated that students found assigned course work to be challenging but the effective teaching of the course content, the relevance of the course to communication studies, and the instructor’s contribution to the course made the course overall worth taking. Having been successful with the use of BbD, I intend to experiment this approach in another course and gradually redesign my courses using BbD.
Daniels, Rita, "Course Revision Using Backward by Design" (2018). Backward by Design Mini-Studies. 26.
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