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)
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.