Creating Curricula: Connections to the Classroom

By Thomas D. Cox and Darren Lacoste.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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Creating curricula is a fundamental responsibility of college instructors. This paper explores three course development strategies (initial course planning, course evaluation, and course revision) as well as three pedagogical issues (addressing learning styles, teaching for cognition, and online instruction) as applied to the not-for-profit community college academic plan. Several books, journal articles, and Web resources comprise the source material. Implications for practice are discussed.

Keywords: academic planning, community college curriculum, course planning, curriculum design, curriculum revision, higher education

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 21, Issue 1, August 2014, pp.19-25. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 30, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 339.530KB)).

Dr. Thomas D. Cox

Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

Thomas D. Cox earned an Ed.D. in Adult Education from the University of Memphis. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Policy Studies at the University of Central Florida

Darren Lacoste

Professor, Mathematics Department, Valencia College, Orlando, FL, USA

Mr. Lacoste is a civil engineer and full-time professor of mathematics. He worked in private practice as an engineer for over eleven years. He has taught at Valencia College for more than three years.