Course planning involves determining the intended learning outcomes, assessments, content and instructional tasks required to effectively teach a course. The Teaching and Learning Centre provides course design and planning support to faculties, departments and individual instructors to facilitate the design and delivery of high-quality learning experiences for students.
What to know
Videos of key scholars and practitioners in student learning, learning design and pedagogical innovation in higher education:
- Elicit Information from Students (Diana Laurillard)
- Engaging Students: Concepts, Practices, Resources (Paul Trowler)
- Designing Significant Learning Experiences (Dee Fink)
- What the Best College Teachers Do (Ken Bain)
- Constructive Alignment (John Biggs)
- Teaching as a Design Science (6) (Diana Laurillard on using learning design tools to improve what teachers do; view with slide deck, starting at slide 12)
- Teaching as a Design Science (Diana Laurillard on using learning design tools to improve what teachers do)
- Teaching Teaching & Understanding Understanding 1, 2, 3 (Using the "Constructive Alignment" theory of John Biggs to foster student learning at the post-secondary level)
- Assessment: The Silent Killer of Learning (Eric Mazur)
- Have We Been Getting Feedback Wrong? (David Boud)
- What Does Really Good Student Work Look Like? (David Boud)
Course design resources and tools
- Course/module/week/unit/class planning templates (Word)
- Weekly course planning template (Word)
- Course design map (Instructional design template) (Word)
- Assessment (Office of Instructional Development, UCLA)
- Course-Based Review and Assessment (University of Massachusetts)
Additional SFU resources are described in Institutional-Level Teaching Resources at SFU (PDF), a compilation of available support.
Contact your educational consultant to discuss your course design needs.