Centre for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Matters: Course Design

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn methods for designing your own course from start to finish (or finish to start), including principles of backwards design, learning outcomes, and constructive alignment.

Outcomes for faculty:

-apply principles of effective course design to a course you will be teaching in the next year, including:
-writing drafts of well-formed learning outcomes
-outlining the ‘big questions’ your course will address
-drafting an assessment plan that maps assessments to learning outcomes
-identifying the next steps that need to be taken for the courses you are teaching now and in the future (e.g., speaking with an instructional designer in your faculty teaching and learning unit, attending a CTL workshop, reading a resource, etc.)

Program Description:

This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff.
Participants in this program will:

-apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and instructional contexts
-develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus
-convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice


Registration open through Friday, October 23, 2020

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Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Virtual - Microsoft Teams