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The graphic syllabus and the outcomes map; communicating your course.


The graphic syllabus and the outcomes map; communicating your course.

Nilson, Linda B.



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Nilson (teaching effectiveness and innovation, Clemson U.) describes how instructors can communicate their course organization to students using a graphic syllabus and an outcomes map. After discussing the limitations of a text syllabus, she explains how and why visual representations enhance learning (through research from psychologists specializing in cognition and learning), how to design a graphic syllabus, charting an outcomes map, and how course organization is improved by showing gaps, sequencing errors, tangential topics, and lack of flow. Throughout the text, and in the appendix, are examples of syllabi and maps from different disciplines.

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Date:Feb 1, 2008
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