KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY Department of Elementary Education EDU 515 - Creating Learning Materials

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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
Department of Elementary Education
EDU 515 - Creating Learning Materials
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course focuses on the development, use and evaluation of learning materials for
elementary and middle schools. Motivational value, differentiated instruction, and
multiple intelligence applications are stressed. 3 s.h. 3 c.h.
OBJECTIVES
As a result of the research, discussion, construction, and presentation of projects and
other experiences, students will be able to:
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7.
Identify the types of learning materials used in classrooms
Explain the effects of instructional materials on learning
Develop criteria for selecting learning materials
Identify the sources of commercial learning materials in all areas
of curriculum
Assess the educational needs of students and select appropriate
mind-centered learning materials
Plan and construct various types of learning materials that provide
opportunities for their students to learn through all of their
intelligences and strengths.
Evaluate the effectiveness of teacher-made learning materials
ASSESSMENT
Assessment of each student’s level of accomplishment with reference to the course
objectives will be based on the following:
1. Develop a rationale for constructing material for each of the eight intelligences.
2. Construct and present teacher made materials for each of the eight multiintelligencies.
3. Research and present information about one of the multi-intelligences.
4. Summarize, critique and present a professional journal article about differentiated
instruction.
5. Present an original teacher-made learning material for tohers to create.
6. Create a rubric to assess projects created in class.
7. Participate in class disuccsion, presentations and projects.
COURSE OUTLINE
I.
Overview of Materials used in Learning Environments
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B.
C.
D.
E.
II.
Types of learning materials
1.
printed materials
2.
non-print materials
3.
computer software
Sources of learning materials
1.
commercial products
2.
teacher made
3.
free and inexpensive materials from agencies and industry
Criteria for selection
1.
instructional objectives
2.
characteristics of the learners
3.
teacher's style
4.
novelty of experience
Sources of commercial materials
1.
publisher's catalogues
2.
professional conference displays
3.
university curriculum centers
4.
district or county materials centers
5.
public libraries
Sources of free and inexpensive materials
1.
government printing office catalogues
2.
reference books for free and inexpensive materials
3.
university curriculum materials center files
4.
agency publication lists
Materials created by teachers
A.
Types of teacher made materials
1.
self checking review activities
2.
game boards
3.
folder activities
4.
electric boards
5.
simulation games
6.
visual aids
B.
Construction techniques
1.
selection of materials
2.
lettering tools
3.
use of adhesives
4.
use of color
5.
layout or use of space
6.
mounting techniques
7.
use of lamination and other protection strategies
8.
packaging materials for durability
C.
Evaluation of learning materials
1.
reflection of instructional objectives
2.
effect on instruction
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3.
4.
5.
6.
usability
durability
motivational effect/kid appeal
developmental appropriateness
III.
Multiple Intelligences
A.
Theorists
1.
Howard Gardner
2.
David Lazear
B.
Eight Intelligences targeted
1.
Verbal linguistic
2.
Logical – Mathematical
3.
Bodity – Kinesthetic
4.
Visual – Spatial
5.
Musical
6.
Interpersonal
7.
Intrapersonal
8.
Naturalist
IV.
Differentiated Instruction
A.
Key Principles
1.
Adjust content, process, and product for maximum growth and
continued success.
2.
Flexibility
3.
Open/safe learning environment
B.
Strategies
1.
Tiered
2.
Compactiz
3.
Stations
4.
Multiple texts
5.
Mutiple testing
6.
cubing
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Revised 8/2005
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