| Designing Curriculum |
Bernie Zubrowski is one of the most prolific curriculum designers in the US. He has developed displays for the Boston Children's Museum and currently develops curriculum at EDC -- Educational Development Centers in Watertown, MA.
In this interview, Bernie describes his design process, which combines constructivism with an artistic approach to teaching science. You will hear him contrast his materials-informed approach with that of Grant Wiggins' backward design. Listen to the case he makes for getting user feedback when designing a new learning system-- the Boston Children's Museum is a great place to see firsthand how users (kids) react to prototypes of a new display. Notice the design criteria that Bernie mentions as he describes his working at engaging young learners. How could a similar approach be used when you design a lesson or adapt a piece of curriculum to your classes?