Studio for Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Development

How much are your students learning? Assessing student learning is an integral tool for effective teaching. What is working? What isn’t? Here are some Studio resources for evaluating learner feedback:

Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes
A step by step guide to programme and course design and review is available at through University of Glasgow Learning &Teaching Centre

Bloom's Taxonomy Teaching Guide
‌This guide contains a list of verbs associated with Bloom’s six areas of learning.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Critical Thinking
‌This table contains a list of questions associated with Bloom’s six areas of learning meant to tab critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes based on Bloom's Taxonomy
‌This table contains a list of activities students can engage with to strengthen the six areas of learning associated with Bloom’s Taxonomy.

How To Write Program Goals
‌Step-by-step guide based on material from the University of Central Florida: UCF Academic Program Assessment Handbook.

Constructing a Concept Map
‌A ‘how-to’ guide to help you work through this 5-stage process: brainstorming, organizing, layout, linking, finalizing.

Senate Program Review Policy Handbook 2014
‌Effective November 16, 2012 course outlines will follow the Senate policy. Check to see if your faculty has a template available.

Sample Curriculum Map — Simple Matrix
‌A very simple MATRIX to link student learning outcomes to course objectives. More complex maps can be found at the Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.

Student Survey Template for Program Review
‌A template for developing a student survey. Note: questions in a student or graduate survey should be personal to the program and what you are trying to evaluate.


Student Assessment

Assessment Design Template
A simple 5-step guide to developing student assessment tools.

Assessing Student Writing (Rubric)
A sample matrix for assessing written assignments.

General Rubric Template
A sample matrix for developing a rubric for student assessment.

MCQ — Checklist for the Development of Test Questions
Guidelines to help write multiple-choice questions for tests and exams including considerations for writing the question stems and answers (correct & distractors).

Effective and Efficient Methods of Formative Assessment
A comprehensive study showing the critical importance of both formative and summative assessment in higher education.


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