Design for learning
In 2009, Design for Learning: Curriculum Review and Renewal at La Trobe University (DfL) outlined proposals to make explicit the distinctive qualities of La Trobe's undergraduate programs and of the students who graduate from them. Those proposals, accepted by Academic Board in May 2009, were the outcome of a process involving months of work by the Curriculum Task Force members and consultations with hundreds of staff at all levels across the University.
The consequences of this program will have an impact on the courses offered by the University and on student recruitment. From 2009 – 2014 La Trobe University will review and renew every Bachelor course under the auspices of the Design for Learning (DfL) Project. The overall project will consist of a number of inter-related initiatives (sub-projects) across all faculties which aim to improve the quality of undergraduate student engagement, learning, and academic success by addressing, amongst other things, the first year experience, curriculum design, course mapping, and the evaluation of learning outcomes and standards.
The Design for Learning Project is the name we’ve given to our comprehensive, ambitious commitment to review and redesign the undergraduate curricula across the entire University.
The Design for Learning Project is addressing four priority areas for curriculum review and renewal in 2010.
Provides opportunities for La Trobe staff to become actively involved in the Design for Learning Project through attending forums, providing feedback, and sharing experiences through regular feature stories on staff involved in curriculum review and renewal projects.
A series of pilot curriculum review and renewal projects were undertaken in 2009 to inform and refine the implementation of Design for Learning.
Terms and definitions explained.