Concepts and Course Design Series

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Concepts and Course Design Series

Participants will develop an understanding of the principles of course design, enabling them to apply discussed concepts to their own teaching practice.

The Concepts and Course Design Series is a series of four interconnected workshops but each workshop can be taken in isolation and still be useful for your teaching.  To guide thinking in these workshops, participants may wish to bring a current course outline/syllabus from a courses(s) you wish to revamp, or a skeleton course outline for a course you are thinking about developing.  

Concepts and Course Design Series: 
Teaching Philosophy
In this workshop participants will reflect on their beliefs and values about teaching and the relationship with learning. Participants will be guided to begin articulating a teaching philosophy for use in a teaching dossier or other purpose.

Concepts and Course Design Series:
Creating Learning Outcomes

This workshop will prompt reflection on course design decisions and the alignment of content, learning outcomes, instructional strategies and assessment in the course.

Concepts and Course Design Series:
Instructional Strategies for Student Learning
This workshop will expose participants to different instructional strategies, foster an appreciation of contextual factors in instructional strategy choice and highlight the importance of aligning instructional activities with learning outcomes.

Concepts and Course Design Series:
Assessing Student Learning: An Introduction
Participants will be introduced to the principles of effective assessment of student learning both from a formative (i.e., assessment for learning) and summative (i.e., assessment of learning) perspectives. Participants will also be offered an opportunity to explore different ways of providing feedback throughout the learning process and think about possible uses of an ePortfolio to help students document their learning.

This workshop will explain constructive alignment between course objectives, content, learning activities and assessment practices. Participants will learn about the purposes of assessment and will begin planning for assessment, taking into account characteristics of assessment.

Concepts and Course Design Series:
Formative Assessment and Feedback

Participants will be introduced to the principles of effective assessment of student learning both from a formative (i.e., assessment for learning) and summative (i.e., assessment of learning) perspectives. Participants will also be offered an opportunity to explore different ways of providing feedback throughout the learning process and think about possible uses of an ePortfolio to help students document their learning. 

Do you want to help your students take responsibility for their learning? Do you want to introduce self- or peer review strategies? Learn how you can provide formative assessment and feedback that will help students succeed in your classroom. The use of marking rubrics and practical examples will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Concepts and Course Design Series?

The Concepts and Course Design Series, will address both the theory and practice of teaching and learning in Higher Education. The primary aim of the program is to provide participants with the ability to make informed decisions about their teaching practice. The overarching goals of the series include:

  • Enhance knowledge of teaching and learning by developing:
    • learner outcomes
    • learning activities
    • assessment strategies
  • Ground the course design process in what is known about student learning
  • Align course goals, outcomes, class activities, and assessment

Who should take it?

Anyone with teaching responsibilities on campus, or anyone who is interested in teaching in higher education.

What does it cost?

There is no fee for the classes and required materials will be supplied.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact us by email at ctl@ualberta.ca or by phone at (780) 492-2826.

How do I register?

http://www.ctl.ualberta.ca/events