Tips and Strategies for Effective Course Design

Course Syllabi:

Ever considered putting together a "Warm Syllabus" for your course?

Critical Thinking:

One of the hallmarks of inquiry-guided learning is the development of critical thinking skills. Helpful resources on critical thinking can be found at:

The University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning

There is no one way to design a course that draws on inquiry-based learning. Helpful resources though on learning outcomes and assessments that support inquiry-based classes can be found at:

The University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning

Different Pedagogies:

Teaching resources can be found at the following sites pertaining to interactive lectures, problem-based learning, and guided discussions.

The Flipped Classroom: to find out more about this 'trend' at some universities, watch this short video and read EDUCASE's 7 Things You Should Know about the Flipped Classroom

An Interactive Lecture Guide [PDF] (College of Medicine, University of Arizona)

Problem-based Learning (Study Guides and Strategies)

Discussion-based Teaching (WISE)

Additional Resources

Further resources on other methods of effective course design can be found at:

The University of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

The IDEA Center

The POD Network (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education)

Tomorrow's Professor (a daily email with Teaching Tips published by Rick Reis of Standford University)