The elements of constructive alignment provide an excellent start to communicating expectations and processes of your unit to your students. The ILOs communicate to students what they are aiming for, assessment criteria and rubrics communicate the requirements and performance standards of your assessment tasks, module or session learning outcomes communicate to students what they will get out of each learning activity in your unit, and the content helps to communicate the key concepts and information needed to meet the ILOs. This communication, however, is all one-way from teacher to student. Teacher to student communication is an essential part of a well-taught unit, but to ensure academic success, students are likely to need peer to peer communication and two way interactions with their teacher(s) as well.
The Unit Outline is a document which communicates to students information about unit purpose and design. MyLO is an environment which teachers can use for efficient and equitable communication with students, as well as providing students with opportunities for meaningful communication with teachers.
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A learning resource which is shared by all units at UTAS, is the students themselves. Fostering positive interactions and relationships between the students in your unit contributes to the development of a productive learning environment for everyone. Learning is, for most students, a highly social activity.
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