Curriculum Development Activities and Events

Listed below are the events CIE will be running in the months ahead, sorted by date. To book a place on a workshop listed below please click through to the Eventbrite page and complete the booking form on the site.

You may also be interested in the Academic Development workshops run by The Academy.

Curriculum 2021 Introductory Workshop: Research Connected Teaching

Tue 6 November 2018, 11:30 – 14:30

This workshop is spilt into two halves. The first 45 minutes is an introduction to the Curriculum 2021 Hallmark of Research-Connected Teaching. At the end of the 45 minute session participants will be able to:

  • Express the purpose and nature of research connected teaching and be able to translate its significance for course design to their respective educational disciplinary contexts.
  • Communicate the significance of research connected teaching as a course design principle to peers within their subject area.

Participants may then choose to stay for the remainder of the workshop which will be an interactive practical session where participants will, using their own module or programme specification, develop an updated or revised programme/ module specification using research connected teaching as a curriculum design principle. At the end of this participants will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate, select and apply appropriate forms of research connected teaching to their current programme or module specification

If participants chose to stay for the second part of the workshop they will need to bring a programme specification and/ or module specification/handbook for a programme they are involved in the delivery of.

Participants will undertake a series of activities during the second part of the workshop; the outcome of which will be an updated or revised version of their own programme/ module specification using research connected teaching as a curriculum design principle.

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Introduction to VITAL

Wed 14 November 2018, 13:00 – 15:00

This is an introduction to the VLE VITAL. We’ll be going over how to access your modules, structuring courses, how to create basic content, and exploring the communication tools. This will be a practical session set in a computer lab so all you need is your login details to access VITAL. This is ideal for new starters, or those who are module leaders for a subject.

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Electronic marking and assessment

Wed 28 November 2018, 13:00 – 15:00

This will be a practical session, mainly focussed around the Turnitin Feedback Studio tool which is used for online submission and marking. We’ll look into how to set up a link in VITAL, how to mark a paper using QuickMarks, how to use the plagiarism detection tool, the use of online rubrics and a brief look at the alternative tool - BlackBoard Assessment. The session is aimed for staff who will undertake online marking or have an interest in using it for their own subjects.

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Curriculum 2021 Introductory Workshop: Authentic Assessment

Thur 29 November 2018, 11:30 – 14:30

This workshop is spilt into two halves. The first 45 minutes is an introduction to the Curriculum 2021 Hallmark of Authentic Assessment. At the end of the 45 minute session participants will be able to:

  • Express the purpose and nature of authentic assessment and be able to translate its significance for course design to their respective educational disciplinary contexts.
  • Communicate the significance of authentic assessment as a course design principle to peers within their subject area.

Participants may then choose to stay for the remainder of the workshop which will be an interactive practical session where participants will, using their own module or programme specification, develop an updated or revised programme/ module specification using authentic assessment as a curriculum design principle. At the end of this participants will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate, select and apply appropriate forms of authentic assessment to their current programme or module specification.

If participants chose to stay for the second part of the workshop they will need to bring a programme specification and/ or module specification/handbook for a programme they are involved in the delivery of.

Participants will undertake a series of activities during the second part of the workshop; the outcome of which will be an updated or revised version of their own programme/ module specification using authentic assessment as a curriculum design principle.

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Curriculum 2021 Introductory Workshop: Active Learning

Tue 4 December 2018, 11:30 – 14:30

This workshop is spilt into two parts. Participants may choose to come to part 1, part 2, or both parts (complete workshop). Please note: if planning to attend part 2 only, participants must already be familiar with Active Learning.

Part 1: 45 minutes.

An introduction to the Curriculum 2021 Hallmark of Active Learning. At the end of the 45 minute session participants will be able to:

  • Express the purpose and nature of Active Learning and be able to translate its significance for course design to their respective educational disciplinary contexts.
  • Communicate the significance of Active Learning as a course design principle to peers within their subject area.

Part 2: 2 hours

An interactive practical session where participants will begin to develop their own updated or revised design for learning using Active Learning as a curriculum design principle. At the end of 120 minutes, participants will be able to, at an introductory level:

Critically evaluate, select and apply appropriate forms of Active Learning to their current programme or module specification.

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Electronic marking and assessment

Wed 12 December 2018, 13:00 – 15:00

This will be a practical session, mainly focussed around the Turnitin Feedback Studio tool which is used for online submission and marking. We’ll look into how to set up a link in VITAL, how to mark a paper using QuickMarks, how to use the plagiarism detection tool, the use of online rubrics and a brief look at the alternative tool - BlackBoard Assessment. The session is aimed for staff who will undertake online marking or have an interest in using it for their own subjects.

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