THE GOAL OF this chapter is for you to develop a mindset based on the science and theory of teaching and learning principles. This mindset means you will continually be asking questions such as these:
- What are some truths about learning that I want to acknowledge and build into the design of my course?
- What kinds of activities make a difference in my students' learning?
- How should I structure learning activities so that my learners acquire certain skills and behaviors and develop expertise?
- What types of learning experiences encourage students to work together so they can learn the content in the course, experience the value of multiple perspectives, ...