Remote Working

On Thursday 12th March 2020 we held our usual weekly staff meeting/development session in the Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) at the University of Liverpool. The session was being delivered by Dr Anna Chen, who is our Chinese cultural specialist, and was an introduction to Chinese language, culture and customs (particularly useful for colleagues […]

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Remote Teaching Guidance

This is the remote teaching guidance developed by colleagues in the Centre for Innovation in Education at the University of Liverpool, UK. I am posting it here for public access in the spirit of openness and sharing as it has been developed from guidance shared elsewhere from across the globe for which we are grateful. […]

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The U.S. Marines apparently came up with the design principle “keep it simple, stupid” (KISS) hence the title of this post, and so having been reflecting on the complex nature of curriculum design (and a concern that this complexity might in fact negatively impact the quality of that curriculum) I set out to consider what curriculum development might look like if we simplified the process & expectations of it.

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Curriculum Design Approach

Programme / Course level curriculum design is complex and should not be rushed. In this post I outline my overarching approach to this.
Having supported numerous Course teams through this process in various subject areas over the years, I have consistently drawn upon Biggs’ constructive alignment model which has underpinned my approach to this work and in my experience transcends disciplines.

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