Curriculum Design

Curriculum Design

The Instructional Development team helps faculty, instructors, and graduate students with their pedagogical needs through individual consultations, group workshops, online courses, and university-wide events.

We offer

  • Assistance with course (re)design, learning outcomes development, in-course assessments, blending/flipping the classroom, gamification, and teaching/class-management challenges
  • Help finding, using, adapting, and creating open educational resources (OERs)
  • Support for indigenizing and internationalizing the curriculum
  • Online self-instructional units for skills/knowledge development (e.g. Copyright 101, How to Teach Online 101)
  • Links to useful faculty resources

Contact us to see how we can help you!

Teaching in the 21st Century

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"10 Rules for Teaching in This Century" (web page) explains " many higher education institutions are clean-sheet redesigning teaching, learning, assessment, and career development. The 10 rules in this article suggest the depth of change that’s occurring on campuses right now."

"These rules describe how to transform current teaching-centered practice to learning-centered practice, using the technologies of today":

The Rules (each expanded in the article):

Course Planning: Constraints to Consider

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"Identify the Situational Constraints" (web page; content slightly adapted below) gives "a list of questions you should ask yourself when planning a course. Your answers to these questions will have implications for the decisions you make about ..."

  • Learning objectives
  • Instructional activities
  • Assessments
  • Material you can reasonably cover

1. Questions about the Course

Discussion Questions: A Starter Set

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"Questions for Classroom Discussion" (web page) covers two topics: "7 Questions to Ask Yourself when Planning Classroom Discussions" and "10 Types of Questions for Diversifying Classroom Discussions."  

A. "7 Questions to Ask Yourself when Planning Classroom Discussions"

Each of the following questions is elaborated on the web page with specific suggestions and considerations for effective application.