Include “big ideas” to show relevance of course material

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Use “big ideas” to show the relevance of course material

A big idea refers to core concepts, principles, theories, and processes that can serve as the central point for instruction and assessment. A focus on big ideas can help students see the purpose and relevance of course content (McTighe & Wiggins, 2005).

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