Category Archives: Ch 3 – Learning Modalities

It is a rare opportunity for the visionary minority to encounter an interested audience

It is a rare opportunity for the visionary minority to encounter an interested audience with whom they may share their creative visions. The written workwill produce insights and documentation that the visionary minority will be eager to share with interested … Continue reading

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Assessment is a particular strength of Understanding by Design.

Assessment             Assessment is a particular strength of Understanding by Design. Typical curriculum development begins with concepts, then develops learning activities and concludes with assessment methods. Teachers who use Understanding by Design are encouraged to “think like an assessor” and … Continue reading

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After the Diagnosis Seminar, participants can organize a formal Discovery Group to study their local context and apply an objective diagnostic tool.

After the Diagnosis Seminar, participants can organize a formal Discovery Group to study their local context and apply an objective diagnostic tool. The basic tool will be the Natural Church Development test. The advanced tool will be the Percept ReVision … Continue reading

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Understanding by Design meets the needs of Innovators for an interactive involvement with the material through the strategy of “uncoverage.”

Understanding by Design meets the needs of Innovators for an interactive involvement with the material through the strategy of “uncoverage.”[1]The experience of “connecting the dots” to discover the hidden pictures through uncoverage is uniquely suited and highly appealing to Innovators … Continue reading

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The project consists of three one-day seminars separated by a month or more.

The project consists of three one-day seminars separated by a month or more. This allows time for implementation of the teaching in the user’s home context and bringing the resulting insights to the following seminar. This time for reflection and … Continue reading

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Understanding by Design identifies six behaviors as the six facets of a better understanding

Understanding by Design identifies six behaviors as the six facets of a better understandingand calls for students to actively explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess.[1] The six facets allow for a holistic approach to diversity in people and … Continue reading

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The project strategy has three phases.

The project strategy has three phases. Seminar attenders are by definition Innovators; only Innovators by definition will travel to seminars to learn new innovations. When Innovators return home they will link up with Early Adopters to discuss and refine the … Continue reading

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Template: Learning Design and Pedagogy

Template: Learning Design and Pedagogy             Change comes to a system first as information, then as a choice and finally as a behavior. Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe is a pedagogical method whose characteristics are ideally … Continue reading

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Feeder Seminars

I intend to utilize feeder seminars as a means of sideways diffusion of the material. Portions of this material have been shared at cluster training events, Walk to Emmaus communities and presented as a part of training for Basic and … Continue reading

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Timeline

Timeline             By October 1, 2008, I intend to receive approval of the project by Fuller Theological Seminary and populate the Website with project resources. I will then begin building the “bottom up” online community by networking with colleagues. By … Continue reading

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