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Hands-on Design of Effective Tertiary Learning Environments

This workshop will build on the keynote address and focus on designing or re-designing a learning environment through a mixture of presentation and hands-on activities. It will draw on concepts outlined in Associate Professor Rob Phillips’ recent book, including the LEPO (Learning environment, process, outcomes) framework and the idea that education is a design activity. Rob will build on the idea of the ‘aligned curriculum’, starting the design process with desired learning outcomes and appropriate assessment. The focus will then turn to designing a learning environment to realize these outcomes, through curriculum design (what to teach), learning design (how to teach it) and technology design (what technologies, if any, can support this learning design).

The workshop will focus on a real life problem: how to design an authentic, collaborative (blended) learning environment within the constraints of a six week teaching period. Participants are encouraged to bring relevant teaching materials and use the workshop to focus on identified teaching and learning problems.

Participants will work in small groups to rethink their learning designs. They will use tools provided by him to analyse the educational problem and the nature of their student cohort to develop new solutions to their teaching problems. He will be assisted by UniSIM staff to ensure that the proposed solutions are relevant to the UniSIM context.


Category Faculty Learning Symposium 2013
Speaker Assoc Prof Rob Phillips
Additional Material(s) Slides (PDF)

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