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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

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Dr. Peter Fossey

Pete is a Senior Teaching Fellow, working in the Academic Development Centre (ADC), in Senate House.

He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick in 2015, and has experience in lecturing, programme management and curriculum design.