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Core Concepts for Module Design

Backwards design and constructive alignment have been the core principles of course design in HE since the 90s, and with good reason; they have been shown to positively affect student attainment and motivation. This workshop introduces those key ideas, the conceptual framework that supports them, and their implementation; and more contemporary perspectives that seek to develop or disrupt the status quo, through collaborative design and student-derived curricula.

Participants will complete activities relating to (among other things) drafting learning outcomes and selecting complementary assessment methods.

Alignment to UKPSF: A1, A4, K2, K3, K6

Date: 1st July

Time: 16:00 - 17:00, plus approx one hour of asynchronous prep work beforehand

Venue: Online (joining instructions on Course Directory page)

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Constructive Alignment

Overview of the Approval Process

Curriculum Liberation

Dr. Peter FosseyLink opens in a new window

Pete is an Associate Professor in the Academic Development Centre (ADC), in Senate House. He has been an Academic Developer since 2018, and is a Programme Lead on APP TE. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick in 2015.


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