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Course Design (5 cr)

Course Design, 5 cr. If you are interested in designing a course or if you would like to redesign your course or part of it, this course is for you.
Aalto University Open University Finnish course
Course Design

Course content:

  • Constructive alignment
  • Course design as a part of curriculum work
  • Preparing learning outcomes
  • Assessment and teaching methods
  • Workload
  • Teacher assessment and feedback in teaching development
  • Teaching and learning from the viewpoint of expertise
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback

Learning outcomes:

After the course, you will be able to:

  • plan and design your own teaching as a part of program curriculum planning
  • take into account the principles of constructive alignment and the special characteristics of your own field
  • analyze your own teaching based on the principles of constructive alignment 
  • apply different pedagogical solutions to your teaching
  • assess the effects of different pedagogical choices and decisions
  • give constructive feedback on peer’s teaching plan and receive feedback from peers
  • In addition, you have familiarized yourself with some ICT tools and you are able to choose and argue the pedagogically meaningful way of using them in your own teaching.

For whom and pre-requisites

We prioritize personnel appointed on tenure and lecturer track and those who have a lot of own teaching responsibilities. 

To be eligible, you must have completed A! Peda Intro (5 cr) or another similar introductory course to university pedagogy before the beginning of the training. The training is intended for Aalto University personnel, and it is free of charge.

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