University of Technology Sydney

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
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This subject develops university teachers' capacities to design an effective learning environment for higher education students based on the UTS model of learning. Drawing on research on student learning, participants in the subject use the principles of constructive alignment (Biggs, 2003) to review their students' learning context, identify what should be taught and the likely impact of alternative methods for teaching. Using this method for achieving consistency between objectives and assessment, the participants plan a series of teaching and learning activities for one of their subjects. The design process explores a range of theory-informed strategies for university teachers to improve the design of their subjects in order to evaluate the effectiveness of their design choices.

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