Group workshop on new design programme learning outcomes. While it is always a learning experience to work on documents in areas you are not expert in, what was most informative here was the process of working in a group on it and meshing our skills and experience together. It certainly took up some time: we spent most of a day on these learning outcomes.
I think that this process should become part of our normal working practice and I forwarded Gilly Salmon’s Carpe Diem learning design workshop materials to my team leader in the hope that we could incorporate this in teaching and learning. Perhaps we could become an example of best practice in curriculum design for the college?
Discussing this with colleagues I really feel there is a potential to be more efficient with time by front loading the work collaboratively like this. Outcomes were much more robust, more concise, more thought through and less likely to cause trouble further down the line. While it was tough going at times the achievement was rewarding and the overall experience enjoyable and useful for everyone in the room.