Foundations of Course Design
For new teachers or course designers
This guide is for those who are new to teaching, designing a course, or refreshing and updating their foundational knowledge.
Covers the foundations of pedagogy and course design
It includes course design frameworks, definitions of common terms, general Stanford resources and services, and core pedagogic concepts and strategies. While this guide is most applicable to the early stages of planning a course, the concepts in this guide are widely applicable to teaching in general.
This guide generally does not include example activities, specific tools, or strategies specific to a particular course mode or discipline area. If you're looking for more concrete and specific strategies consider the other Teaching Guides or the Browse Topics section of this website.
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Table of Contents
- Theory to Practice
- Course Planning
- Feedback and Assessment
- Learning Activities
- Improving Teaching Effectiveness