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010043 Course Design and Assessment

6cp; 6 x 3hr seminars approx. 2 wks apart during session; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject aims to develop university teachers' ability to design courses and subjects that provide an environment for meaningful student learning in higher education. The subject looks at the context within which subjects and courses are developed and how course design policies shape the development of course goals and subject objectives. Participants in the subject develop an understanding of the principles of constructive alignment (Biggs, 2003) as a method for achieving consistency between objectives assessment and teaching and learning activities. Participants relate the features of effective assessment to their own subject design, with attention to issues of equity, validity, the involvement of students in assessment choices, marking efficiencies, and the provision of effective feedback on student work. This subject enables university teachers to explore a range of methods for improving courses and subjects in order to ensure an effective learning environment for students.

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