Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005) Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: association for supervision and curriculum development ASCD

  • Alejandro Mauricio Dávila Rubio Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Keywords: Understanding by design, Writers, curriculum (en_US)

Abstract (en_US)

Writers and curriculum experts Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe present in this second edition of their best-seller Understanding by Design not only a framework to work on curriculum design in a more comprehensive, overarching, and thorough way but also a pedagogical as well as educational perspective that encourages teachers, students, administrative staff, and even policy makers, to reconsider the purpose, objectives, and impact that a thoughtful curriculum design can have for the community in which it is implemented. In this book, the authors provide a clear depiction of both the theoretical foundations and the practical elements putting everything together for the construction of the design of learning. The different chapters follow their three-staged backward design idea which I consider useful for a full understanding of this innovative way of planning and designing a curriculum.

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Author Biography

Alejandro Mauricio Dávila Rubio, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Bogotá

References

Anderson, L. W., Krathwohl, D. R., & Bloom, B. S. (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. New York, NY: Longman.

Dewey, J. (1933). How we think: A restatement of the relation of reflective thinking to the educative process. Boston, MA: Heath and Company.

Perkins, D. (1992). Smart schools: From training memories to educating minds. New York, NY: Free Press.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD.

How to Cite
Dávila Rubio, A. M. (2017). Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005) Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: association for supervision and curriculum development ASCD. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 19(1), 140-142. https://doi.org/10.14483/calj.v19n1.11490
Published: 2017-02-10
Section
Book Review