Identifying your objectives

Before beginning on any curriculum design project, it's important to know why you are doing this, and what you hope to achieve from this process. Your reasons are likely to be varied, and may include one or more of the following objectives:

  • designing a new subject from scratch
  • moving a subject from face-to-face teaching to a blended mode, or even to fully online delivery
  • including more active learning in the classroom
  • embedding an Essential in your subject
  • improving student engagement and motivation
  • reflecting on student satisfaction and success data
  • addressing a gap in student understanding
  • introducing new technology or software to help students learn
  • increasing the opportunities for student collaboration or peer review
  • accommodating a different student cohort, or increased numbers of students, or
  • addressing other specific needs.

The review stage may also include more in-depth research to further clarify your objectives. For example, you may want to improve student satisfaction and learning outcomes in an existing subject, but aren't sure what areas students are struggling or unhappy with. In this example, you may want to analyse results from the SFS surveys [staff login] over several semesters, or consult with tutors and colleagues who have previously taught this subject, to gain further insights, before deciding on how you can address this issue.

Getting started with the process

Once you have identified what you hope to achieve from this process, we recommend you start a conversation with LTLT to explore your redesign options, to consider all design factors and find out how to get started. You can:

  1. Consult with your LTLT College Partner (see below)
  2. Search our resource library
  3. Conduct a literature search

After this Review stage is completed, you should have a reasonable idea of what you are hoping to achieve, and how we can help you do this.

Contact your LTLT College Partner