Course Design Overview

Course Design Overview

When designing a course, an instructor needs to ask four major questions: Where are we going? (What are the goals of the instruction?) How will we get there? (What is the instructional strategy and the instructional medium?) How will we know when we have arrived? (What should our tests look like? How will we evaluate […]

Higher Order Thinking and Assessment Strategies – SPH Quality Enhancement Plan for Teaching and Education

Higher Order Thinking and Assessment Strategies – SPH Quality Enhancement Plan for Teaching and Education

Fall 2015 Faculty Development Seminar The SPH Office of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the UNTHSC Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) present: “Higher Order Thinking Teaching and Assessment Strategies ~ An Overview” Session Evaluation This seminar is designed to re-familiarize faculty members with “Higher Order Thinking” and how HOT should be addressed in the context […]

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge

In addition to Bloom’s Taxonomy for describing curriculum, assessment of curriculum should use the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Each level examines how the students think and are being assessed. The four DOK levels: Recall/Reproduction of a fact, information or a procedure by the learner. Skill/Concept Application where the learner uses information […]

Higher Order Thinking

Higher Order Thinking

University of North Texas Health Science Center CIL Higher Order Thinking (HOT) program is designed to improve students’ higher order thinking skills across the health sciences curricula through faculty development in curricular delivery methods and course redesign. The goals and outcomes are as follows: Goal 1: Improve and evaluate students’ higher order thinking skills. Student […]

More on using Blooms Taxonomy

More on using Blooms Taxonomy

How Bloom’s works with learning outcomes There are plenty of verb tables and lists to help identify which verbs align with each level in Bloom’s Taxonomy. You may notice that some of these verbs on the table are associated with multiple Bloom’s Taxonomy levels. These are actions that could apply to different activities. Keep in […]