UNIT 1: IDENTIFYING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF RIGOR
The term ‘rigor’ has been bouncing around the field of education for quite some time now. It is associated with educational reform focused on changing classroom dynamics to produce better learning. This unit will cover different perspectives on educational rigor and the origins of the rigor concept.
UNIT 1 OBJECTIVES
By the end of this unit, learners will be able to:
- Define rigor in an educational context after reading a series of informational texts
- Identify 21st century goals and themes in education and their possible impact on teachers and students
- Reflect on prescribed and personal reasons for a need in new pedagogical practices after examining a series of informative materials