The curriculum challenge – aligning learning outcomes; teaching-learning strategies and assessment


This workshop will focus on the process of deciding the configuration of a module from learning outcomes stage through development of teaching-learning experiences and effective assessment.  The place of a module within a programme suite of modules will also be explored. This workshop is therefore suitable for both individuals and programme teams.

Key areas of focus will include:
  • Constructive alignment –designing methods of assessing students with a view to increasing effectiveness in enhancing your students’ learning
  • Assessment for learning – what kinds of knowledge, skills, abilities, values are we seeking evidence of?
  • Reflection on current practice, and planning for module redesign that works for you
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • review the main principles of effective assessment and constructive alignment
  • explore different methods of assessing students with a view to enhancing their learning
  • reflect on current practice, and plan for redesign
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff, but is particularly useful for programme teams.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop and support evaluation and review
Facilitated by?

This workshop may be facilitated by Claire McAvinia of the DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.