Teaching Lab

Design Kit

Teaching Lab Design Kit is a design toolkit for evaluating, developing, and designing better teaching and learning. The platform showcases the content of Design Kit in a digital format. Teaching Lab Design Kit is also available as physical method card deck.
Teaching Lab/ Impact & Meaning

Impact & Meaning

In the bigger picture, education needs to improve students’ work life capabilities and employability in general.

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Teaching Lab/ Impact & Meaning

Content & Competencies

The teaching content should include real-life challenges, multidisciplinary approaches, and broad comprehension over what student needs are.

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Teaching Lab / Methods & Tools

Methods & Tools

The methods and tools should promote challenge-based learning and should be both transparent and accessible to students.

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Teaching Lab / Time & Space

Time & Space

Time and space refer to the dates, times during the day, and the physical/online space where teaching and learning happen. They need to be clear and utilitarian in the context of the course content.

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Teaching Lab / Motivation & Assessment

Motivation & Assessment

Assessment criteria as well as how feedback will be given and by whom needs to be transparent.

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Teaching Lab / People & Community

People & Community

Various organizations, communities, and people are likely to be involved, so knowing who they are and what roles they play is substantial.

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The method cards can be used in a workshop environment or for individual development needs 

These cards are intended for inspiration for practitioners working with teaching and learning

There are numerous ways to use the cards - purpose and point of view is always up to you! Some use case examples would be: designing a new course, integrating challenge-based learning elements to an existing course, evaluating an existing programme, finding new ways for evaluation, experimenting with new ideas...

    This card deck includes six categories, each consisting of six elements (cards). All elements are complemented with guiding questions. There are also direct links to existing supportive resources available in the digital platform.

    Try out:

    • Integrating industry collaboration into teaching
    • New ways of promoting work life skills in teaching
    • New ways of evaluating students' progress
    • Building co-learning environments with collaborators
    • Identifying development needs for existing courses
    • Getting started with building a new course

    Ways to use the Teaching Lab Design Kit

    The following ways to use the Teaching Lab Design Kit cards are merely examples and the list is not exhaustive. Use the card deck to gain a new perspective, inspire a team, turn a corner, or try a new approach. Use them any way you can think of!

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Map
    Map

    Map

    Pick the most relevant cards for your ideation or development needs. Use the cards as headlines for sorting your thoughts and ideas. List ideas or to do's under each card.

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Map
    Prioritise

    Prioritise

    Place the cards on a table. Decide which ones are important to find your actual priorities. If you are a group, you can let everyone pick a card to a priority section.

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Timeline
    Timeline

    Timeline

    Decide when to do what by arranging selected cards on a timeline. Your timeline can be a calendar month, academic year, a number of phases, etc.

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Splash evaluation
    Splash evaluation

    Splash evaluation

    You can use the cards to evaluate your development progress in different categories of the design kit.

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Kanban
    Kanban

    Kanban

    You can use the cards in a Kanban board as development items.

    Teaching Lab Design Kit / Hackathons
    Hackathons

    Hackathons

    You can use the cards as an inspiration and ideation tool for hackathons or other development events.

    How can I help you with the Design Kit?

    Laura Sivula

    Laura Sivula

    Projektipäällikkö
    School Services, BIZ
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