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Instructional Design Competency

Instructional Design, Interdisciplinarity, Active Learning, Theory to Practice

Instructional Design Competency: Creates an optimal learning environment through purposeful selection of learning experiences and curriculum.

a. Designs and delivers course content that reflects a balance between classic thought, contemporary practice, and the state of the art in one's field.

b. Designs and delivers coursework in a manner that links learning objectives across disciplines and reflects how work is performed in industry.

c. Integrates course concepts with related curricula, disciplines, and professional practice.

d. Designs and delivers course work that integrates knowledge in the context of an art and design school.

e. Balances both theory and the practical application of knowledge, to include building skills that are necessary to be successful in a profession.

f. Creates learning experiences that require collaborative exercises, real world problem-solving, and a skills-based approach to learning.

g. Adapts course content to adjust to changing industry, global, and consumer trends while respecting local issues and challenges.

h. Designs classroom and other learning experiences that foster critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy skills, and creativity.

i. Uses instructional variety in order to accommodate students of different learning styles, abilities, demographics, or diversity.

j. Maintains connection to industry that allows integration of professional practice with classroom learning.

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