"I had flashes ... but you saw the plan": Using holistic programme design techniques to implement the Learning and Teaching Strategy

Monday 23 May 2016, 12.30PM to 2.00pm

Speaker(s): Claire Hughes, Environment and Scott Slorach, York Law School

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This workshop will use two recent case studies of programme development – from Environment and York Law School – to illustrate how a holistic view of programme design can provide students with cohesive, progressive programmes of study, whilst retaining the flexibility and richness of choice that comes with modularity.  At the same time, it provides a focal point for colleagues in the process of implementing the University Learning and Teaching Strategy.


The presenters will describe and discuss their approaches to:

  • defining programme-level outcomes (PLOs);
  • mapping knowledge, skills and attitudinal progressions from first year to graduation;
  • aligning assessment strategy to expected progression;
  • creating innovative capstone modules to enable students choice in demonstrating PLOs in their final year; and
  • communicating all of these to students and colleagues. 

The workshop will be interactive, to enable colleagues to share and draw on programme design experience in implementing the Learning and Teaching Strategy from across the University.

If you wish to attend this event, please use our booking form or email learning-and-teaching-forum@york.ac.uk

If you are unable to attend the event, please look at the Forum blog for further information

Location: Room HG21, Heslington Hall