Storyboarding and suggestopedia for curriculum re-design

Lucas, Isabel and Chapman, Amanda ORCID logo ORCID: (2021) Storyboarding and suggestopedia for curriculum re-design. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (22).

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The challenge:
Having successfully moved face-to-face teaching to the online environment in spring 2020, there arose a need to work with tutors to move them from ‘mirroring’ their classroom learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) practice (White, 2021) to re-designing their LTA practice online for at least a full semester. For many tutors, the sudden move online had been overwhelming, but by summer 2020, tutors were feeling more settled and accustomed to a new way of working. The challenge we faced was how to balance celebration of those early ‘successes’ in online delivery and the resultant increase in tutor confidence whilst supporting tutors in understanding that a new approach was now required. The emergency response had focused on logistics and what was possible at the time; we now needed to look at what works best for learners and the subject. The aim of our project was, therefore, to move tutors away from their emergency LTA approach and practices. Free from the constraints of timetabling and prescribed contact hours, which had been the main drivers in relation to how teaching was organised pre-Covid, we wanted to support tutors in seeing beyond these constraints and understanding the possibilities for their curriculum and LTA when these design elements were no longer present. By carving out time and space in which they could reflect on their curriculum, we aimed to facilitate a stronger, connected curriculum at programme level by drawing on design principles for a distance-learning programme (Phipps and Merisotis, 2000).- The driver behind our project was ultimately to instigate fundamental changes and instill creative thinking at the module level which could eventually lead to more sustained programme-level change across disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education
Publisher: Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
ISSN: 1759-667X
Departments: Professional Services > Academic Quality & Development (AQD)
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 10:41
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 12:45


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