Contact

Claus Brabrand
Associate Professor
Programming, Logic and Semantics Group
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
brabrand@itu.dk

Title

Introduction to Constructive Alignment with special focus on Intended Learning Outcomes and Teaching/Learning Activities


Abstract

This is a session for those that did not attend the 2008 and/or 2009 Teaching & Learning seminar.
We will introduce the The Theory of Constructive Alignment which provides a framework for thinking about our teaching practice. The theory delivers a foundation for understanding what it is we need to do as teachers in order to make sure all types of students actually learn what it is we (as teachers) intend for them to learn. Specifically, we will look at the importance of explicitly stating so-called Intended Learning Outcomes (using The SOLO Taxonomy) and of aligning these with the form(s) of exams/assessments (so as to create incentives for learning) and with the form(s) of teaching & learning activities (so as to create support for learning). The SOLO Taxonomy distinguishes five qualitatively different levels of competencies according to the cognitive processes required to obtain them. Please note that The IT University of Copenhagen has chosen to formulate all intended learning outcomes according to this taxonomy.This provides a common language and reference for discussing our teaching with our colleagues and students. Finally, we will have a look at the relationship between Intended Learning Outcomes and Teaching/Learning Activities.

Slides


Claus Brabrand - Constructive Alignment intro - 2010 October-08.ppt

Title

The Danish Grade Scale and Grading with Intended Learning Outcomes

Abstract

In this workshop we will recapitulate the key ideas behind the Danish Grading Scale and show how it relates directly to the notion of explicit learning goals (Intended Learning Outcomes) as introduced at the 2008 & 2009 ITU Teaching/Learning seminars. We will briefly look at "how to grade using this grading scale" and then look at choosing/designing forms of assessment that match the Intended Learning Outcomes of your course(s). We will also share our experiences of grading at exams.

Slides


Claus Brabrand - Grading - 2010 October-08.ppt