Curriculum Design: Session Planning


Planning Teaching in an Outcomes-based Curriculum

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In part of this resource is an example of a teaching plan (these are sometimes called lesson plans). You may be surprised that it does not include a section on content. Many teachers still think of planning a teaching session in terms of making a list of the content to be covered; but this approach can lead to problems because it focuses on what the teacher will do without sufficient thought being given to what the students might do. The learner-centred model of Higher Education, however, requires a clear focus on what students need to do in order to maximise their marks. It requires that teaching sessions (and courses) should be described in terms of what it is that the students should be able to do on completion. Statements that describe what it is the students should be able to do at the end of a session are called intended outcomes or outcomes for short. A template for a teaching plan is also included.

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The Transition Makers Toolbox is a collaborative initiative of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam and the alliance of Technical University Eindhoven, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht (EWUU), supported by the Teaching & Learning Centre of the University of Amsterdam and Liberal Arts and Sciences and University College Utrecht at Utrecht University. Together with teachers from 9 higher education institutions across the Netherlands, we have developed these tools to empower your students to contribute to tackling complex societal challenges.

This collection of resources explain how Mahara can be use in practical terms as an e-portfolio. The resources are a collection of staff and student facing guides.

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This is a collection of supporting articles and videos that help staff to understand the relationship between Generative AI and Academic Integrity. These resources help staff to make sense of how authorship on assignments might be identified and understood.

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