Grant Wiggins Summary

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According to the author, Grant Wiggins, teachers and students own educational hubris stands in the way of implementing curricula which requires questioning for acquiring knowledge (Wiggins). While curriculum design has historically been used to instill a laundry list of topics students should be able to take with them into the future, Wiggins presented a convincing argument for designing courses around essential questions in which formative and summative assessments would check for how well the student understands the question(s) being posed. Wiggins view of what a curriculum document is and is not embraces the idea of unlimited thinking and expands the role of teachers and students from those with knowledge bestowing it on those who have none
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