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Aims and objectives

The aim of the project is to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. To realise this aim, the project team proposes to:

  • Develop a prototype online planning tool that will offer users both flexible and guided paths through the planning process and enable them to access a wide range of models, research findings and examples of innovative learning designs, intended to encourage them to explore new approaches and tools in their pedagogy;
  • User-test the planning tool for functionality and usability; and
  • Investigate the feasibility of further development and the integration of the planning tool into pedagogic practice by embedding use of the planning tool into a specific context for piloting and evaluation: namely, initial practitioner training and/or continuing professional development.

Key themes:

  • Encouraging practitioners to think about their practice in a structured way.
  • Exploring the community dimension of using learning design, with recommendations for the sustainability of learning designs as a community artefact.
  • Exploring whether practitioners can relate to the concept of an abstract learning design, and/or the extent to which the design may require contextualisation and specific content to be meaningful.

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