Backwards design and Understanding by Design

A slightly different view, but still backwards design, is Understanding by Design. I have used this approach successfully in the various Learning Tasks I have designed.

Their template is very easy to understand, but to read more see How do you plan? On templates and instructional planning and How do you plan? redux by Grant Wiggins. Grant Wiggins is the co-author of Understanding by Design and the author of Educative Assessment and numerous articles on education. On templates and planning is an important read if you rely on templates. They are certainly useful, but does also hide inherent dangers.

There is a useful template for Understanding by Design available at How do you plan? redux. Just scroll to the bottom and look for DG.UbD_TemplateV2_OnePg

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