Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Encouraging creative and innovative 'Viewpoints' in Curriculum Design

Viewpoints has rescheduled its seminar as part of the Higher Education Academy's Northern Ireland Seminar Series. It will now be held on the 2nd June 2011, 10am - 3pm.

To book your place email: saj.copeland@ulster.ac.uk.

Further Information is available on The Higher Education Academy website or via the poster which can be downloaded from Slideshare.

Information about the event:

This seminar will demonstrate how course teams can be helped to incorporate pedagogic best practice research into their teaching and learning plans, and be encouraged to be more creative and innovative in their designs.

It will share research findings to date and experiences from past workshops (e.g., photos, videos, evaluative commentaries and case studies) and will demonstrate how these can stimulate constructive dialogue and foster collaboration, helping course teams build ideas towards a student-centred curriculum design model.

Attendees will be invited to participate in group activities using either the ‘assessment and feedback’ or ‘learner engagement’ strands of the Viewpoints tools.

These activities will help participants consider how course teams address an agreed challenge e.g., designing an assessment and feedback or learner engagement strategy which:

  • Supports students’ transition to higher education;
  • Provides a supportive learning environment for students from different backgrounds;
  • Improves feedback methods/opportunities for students to respond to feedback;
  • Enables flexible learning opportunities;
  • Increases the employability of graduates during their final year.
The afternoon session will give participants an opportunity to:
  • Explore other Viewpoints themes, such as 'information skills' and 'creativity in the curriculum';
  • Review a 'Train the trainer' handbook currently in development;
  • Discuss how the Viewpoints process and tools may be useful within other institutions.
50 places are available on this all-day seminar, which will take place on the Belfast campus.

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