Demonstrate the organizational structure of the course*
Strategy: Provide students with the organizational structure of the course.
Objective: By explicitly discussing the order of presentation of topics and concepts, the instructor shares the connections and accumulation of knowledge.
Process: Review the syllabus as a “road map”
- Highlight the organization of the concepts
- In the readings
- In the topics
- Discuss how the assignments serve as scaffolding for cumulative learning
Option: Connect this exercise with further discussion of the syllabus
* Based on strategies suggested by Ambrose et al., 2010