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PGA CDHE 23/24

What is PGA CDHE? 

PGA CDHE is a blended 30-credit level 7 course and consists of one core module, Curriculum Design in Higher Education (AT911-30Link opens in a new window).  

The course aims to offer you opportunities to: 

      • support student success through development of expertise in curriculum design, a crucial and complex social practice operating within and beyond dynamic higher education contexts, 

      • develop professionally by learning how to design and critique fit-for-purpose theory and evidence-informed curricula and by engaging colleagues in critical conversations about curriculum, 

      • contribute to disciplinary, departmental and institutional priorities through development of inclusive disciplinary and interdisciplinary practice relevant to curriculum design.

Who is this course for? 

This course is open to Warwick teaching staff with curriculum design remit*. 

* You need to be a module/course/programme convenor to apply. If you are not designing higher education curriculum (module/course/programme) this academic year (23/24), but will do anytime between 24/25 and 25/26, this course is still relevant to you. 

What will the course cover? 

The course is theory and evidence-informed and enables participants to learn how to design a fit-for-purpose curriculum that will support their learners’ success, as well as contribute to their professional development and departmental and institutional priorities.  


The course will cover knowledge and skills enabling you to: 

      • apply the concept of curriculum design as a social practice in your curriculum design work 

      • evaluate conceptually challenging curriculum design practices and select approaches that are fit-for-purpose in your contexts 

      • design a theory and evidence-informed curriculum and explain your design decisions 

      • discuss, reflect on, and critique your own and others’ curriculum designs. 


Learning is assessed through two assignments, Curriculum Design Portfolio and Peer Dialogue, and the course offers ongoing opportunities for formative peer and tutor feedback on both prior to summative submissions. 


When is the course? 

The course lasts 52 weeks, however, the core teaching instruction is delivered within the first 26 weeks with the remainder of the time dedicated to self-study and individual work on summative assessment.  

The core teaching instruction in 23/24 will consist of two online seminars, four in person seminars, and asynchronous learning content on Moodle, and will take place between the 31st January 2024 and 26th June 2024. See Key Dates for details. 

How to apply? 

go to the Key Dates tab on this website and check if you can make all four in person seminars if offered a place,

go to the Information session tab on this website and sign up if you wish to hear more or ask questions about the course,

go to the Apply tab on this website and read the Criteria and Personal Statement information before going to the University Application Form using the Apply here button (NOTE: applications close at 9am on Mon 22nd Jan 2024).


Who do I contact if I have any questions? 

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