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Developing a Higher Education Unit of Study

Constructive Alignment from Learning Outcomes to Assessment

Constructive Alignment from Learning Outcomes to Assessment (or assessing what you actually want your students to learn!) In this course I show you how to write a unit of study for higher education that gives your students a successful learning experience. From writing quality learning outcomes, linked through content, to constructively aligned assessment items. In this course I cover:

1. Working with Bloom's Taxonomy as a unit of study planning framework

2. Biggs & Tang Constructive Alignment

3. Bringing it all together for a unit of study - writing the learning outcomes

4. Assessment as, of or for learning

5. What about the content?

Completing this course will allow you to demonstrate your engagement with the following Activities, Core knowledge, and Values from the UK Higher Education Professional Standards Framework:

A1 Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study

K2 Appropriate methods for teaching and learning in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme

V1 Respect individual learners and learning communities

AND meet D1.6

VI. Successful engagement, where appropriate, in professional development activity related to teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities


Your Instructor


Dr. Karin Oerlemans
Dr. Karin Oerlemans

I am passionate about education. My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is the role as educators to promote not only learning, but a lifelong love of learning. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my teaching, my research and my life.

I have been working in education since 1987. I have worked as a teacher (K-12), lecturer, teacher educator, professional development coordinator, education researcher, educational/instructional designer, education manager, small business owner, and as a private education consultant.

Want to know more - You can read more at www.KairosCT.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, after having tried the first lecture, then contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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