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In-house Design and Curriculum Development

University Module and Programme Design and Curriculum Development

Available Internationally

Who is it for? Designed to support an entire programme team, multiple module leaders, learning and teaching support staff are welcome. The full five-day workshop aims to provide a new programme with all of the paperwork necessary for programme validation within your institution, shorter versions get you as far as you need to be.

  • Day 1 - Institutional Context and Design Principles:  engaged in an extensive exploration of the alignment of the entire programme (to graduate outcomes, National and Discipline Benchmarks and other external reference points). Discussion about the sequencing of modules across stages and levels, credit worthiness and overarching assessment strategy within the discipline.
  • Day 2 - Learning Context: the focus will be on identifying students and faculty. Identifying the skills sets they bring to the programme, any identifiable deficits. This will serve to identify learning modes and blend, for example the degree of work-based learning, independent study and on-line learning that can be supported by the programme.  Design teams will identify the media and educational technology context in which programmes will run.
  • Day 3 - Learning Structure: in smaller module groups, as appropriate, we then follow a detailed learning design process to generate all of the paperwork necessary for validation within your institution. Starting with clarity as to the progression pathways through modules and levels through the programme. Any articulations with parallel provision and options will be explored here. We will explore the authorship of intended learning outcomes (ILO) across five domains of learning, metacognitive, cognitive, affective, psychomotor and interpersonal, in order to correctly balance the ILOs across the programme.
  • Day 4 - Assessment:  in the light of institutional limitations for how to deploy assessment across the programme, timing and supporting progressive skills development at each stage. We will ensure that each module and programme is constructively aligned throughout.
  • Day 5 - Learning Activities: begins with an exploration of the practical learning and teaching opportunities that the emergent programme represents, testing ideas back to the profiles developed on Day 1.
  • Workshop ends with presenting our outputs back to the entire group and a peer evaluation process.
Possible Inclusions
  • An introduction and demonstration of the Student-Owned Learning-Engagement (SOLE) model and its associated Excel toolkit. The intention is that participants will go away with a clear set of design principles to address the challenges that their module might present.
  • Detailed exploration of the circular representations of the five domain of learning. Allowing design teams to customise the language to suit their context as the basis for on-going design.
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