Teaching & Learning

Unit Design

At the University of Tasmania, the design (and redesign) of our units is defined by our model of blended learning (Brown, Kregor, & Williams, 2013) and the framework of constructive alignment (Biggs & Tang, 2011). It is typically the unit coordinator who takes carriage of this design, in consultation with the course coordinator, and with final approval from the relevant School or College Learning and Teaching Committee.

Throughout the (re)design and (re)development cycle,  evidence of and feedback on the quality and appropriateness of your unit design should be collected to be used as part of the evaluation and improvement process.

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Constructive Alignment

Units are designed so that the Learning Activities and Assessments are aligned with one another and support and measure students' achievement of the unit's Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs).

Learn more about Constructive Alignment.

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Blended Learning Model

The Blended Learning Model ensures students, regardless of their location, time and mode of study, are able to access core information about their units and courses, communicate with teachers and peers, access high-quality resources and receive feedback on their progress.

Learn more about the UTAS Blended Learning Model.

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Planning a Unit

When planning and (re)designing and (re)developing a unit, planning documents and templates can be of great assistance to make the process smoother, and to ensure that you keep the most important things in mind.

Access resources and templates to help your Plan a Unit, and to design and record the evaluation of student engagement in your unit.

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Inclusive Practices

Catering for all of the students in your unit is an important aspect of teaching. At present we have an increasingly diverse students cohort, and understanding who our students are, and the practices we need to embrace to ensure they each have equal access to learning in our unit is vital.

Learn more about inclusive practices.

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Seeking feedback on the success of your teaching and the quality of students' experience is important for a number of reasons, including: Professional / Pedagogical Evaluation, Institutional and Societal Evaluation, and Personal Evaluation.

Learn more about evaluating your unit.