| Teachers As Designers |
One as-yet-unresearched claim made in DITC and by others is whether teachers can benefit from seeing themselves as designers. More and more, among educators who make a living around assessment, program or curriculum development, or doing research, the language of design is starting to permeate their vocabulary, and figure in the models they use and metaphors they come up with to think about their work.
In MOVIE 1, you can listen to educators from describe how they do their work as teachers using a design process. Some strategies you will hear mentioned include: being self-reflective about the work, reasons about tradeoffs, thinking about goals and criteria with limited resources, and doing iterative improvements.