Designing courses is defined very broadly in this seminar. It includes not only designing new courses but also designing a series of tutorials or classes to fit within an existing course. As far as possible, participants will work during part of the seminar with colleagues from cognate disciplines.
To investigate the range of questions that are important to the design process, and consider what resources and approaches are available for seeking answers to these questions.
By the end of the seminar you should be able to:
• contrast a range of approaches to course design and compare the limitations and possibilities of each;
• develop an approach to course design which is appropriate for the context;
• reflect on why the practice of iteration, adaptation and ongoing refinement can improve students’ learning experience.
This seminar normally runs once a year at the beginning of Trinity term.