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M.Ed. Curriculum and Learning Design( CLD): EDUCLD4 - Instructional Design, Resource Development and Evaluation

Course Description

This course focuses on central concepts, approaches and models that inform the development, implementation and evaluation of Instructional Design. The students will be introduced to the key ideas of Instructional Design in order to provide them with an in-depth, specialized and advanced knowledge of the approaches and models that support Instructional Design methodologies. This course also aims to provide the students with knowledge and tools to critically evaluate and suggest appropriate instructional resources based on educational needs of the UAE context. Students will work collaboratively to evaluate and critically review an Instructional Design process to help inform and improve educational practice in the UAE and international contexts. During this course students will deepen their knowledge about Instructional Design by researching and presenting information drawn upon theory and practice.


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