- Good courses are organized. Students know what they are doing, what they need to read, and what they are expected to know.
- Good courses offer students opportunities to do something with their newly acquired knowledge: contribute to a discussion, write a paper.
- Good course provide students with opportunities to grow and learn, through feedback and through challenging assignments.
- Good courses promote and encourage discussion, between students and with faculty. Students want to ask questions, and have questions answered. Questions are used to probe for knowledge and understanding.
Friday, December 12, 2008
A "good" course is ...
After being asked the question, "What is a good course?" and thinking about the characteristics of a good course, here are some: