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Designing for Learning - Jan '21

Focus on the theories and frameworks of learning design and putting them into practice.

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Designing for Learning - Jan '21
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

This short course is part of your PgCert Academic Practice in Higher Education. It will focus on the theories and frameworks of learning design and how these can be put into your own practice.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to explore the theories and practice in learning design. It will also provide you with the opportunity to discuss your practice with fellow learners on the PgCert Academic Practice in Higher Education.

What topics will you cover?

  • Constructive alignment
  • Learning outcomes
  • Introduction to assessment
  • Lesson planning
  • Teacher-centred and learner-centred approaches
  • Active learning approaches

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply the concept of constructive alignment to your practice
  • Develop good learning outcomes
  • Design a lesson plan to guide your practice
  • Evaluate different active learning approaches for your own practice

Who is the course for?

Colleagues at Coventry University and CU Group who teach and/or support student learning in Higher Education.

Who will you learn with?

Academic Developer and Module Leader for 7010CRB. Ian describes himself as an artist, technologist and teacher.

Lockdown hair is becoming an issue!

Mojtaba has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching and learning and senior management at HE internationally.
PhD in Maths Education, MSc in Pure Maths, BSc & teaching qualification in Maths

Senior Lecturer - Academic Development and SFHEA. I gained my PhD in Digital Literacy and my areas of interest include also Digital Media Education and Critical Pedagogy. @lumigopereira

Assistant Professor. Module Leader for 7000CRB. Extensive industry experience in Business Recovery. Joined Higher Education in 2010. Passionate about digital and inclusive teaching.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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