Bridging theory and practice in curriculum development,Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachersprovides teachers with invaluable concepts and skills for planning effective courses.The goal of the book is to help the reader become a flexible yet systematic curriculum planner by developing a greater awareness of the important decisions to be made and the options available at each stage of decision making. The authors begin with a set of guidelines for developing a course and then lead readers through a step-by-step process of developing an actual course or unit of their own.For the seventh edition, the authors have added: A greater emphasis onplanning for meaningful learning and understandingthroughout the entire text, further highlighting and making explicit the cognitive orientation ofCourse Designrs"s approach. A much expanded section onnational and state standards, standards-basedreform and how standards fit into the course design process. (Chapter 1) An expanded section onmultiple intelligences. (Chapter 2)George J. Posner is the author of 'Course Design: A Guide to Curriculum Development for Teachers (7th Edition)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205457663 and ISBN 0205457665.