Designing a syllabus is a difficult performance task

I know we do not need to blog this week, but I don’t have better audiences elsewhere than here. 🙂

I have to admit that it is so difficult to design a syllabus from scratch. I was never an instructor so I do not have an existing syllabus. There are so many criteria and suggestions to follow, so many things to think about, and so many skills to use.

I spent quite some time reading and got lost in the diversified perspectives. At the end I gave up trying to make everything right and just wrote about whatever I can. Once the first draft is done, it felt much easier to revisit the many perspectives and check what I have got and what not. This is the benefit of having complex and difficult performance tasks in the learning process. It challenges our problem-solving skills and forces us to change strategies to treat the impossible as possible.