Aligning Teaching, Student Learning and Student Assessment Effectively (A)

Arbeitseinheiten/Amount of working units: 8 AE
Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 12


  • Mo, 08.05.2017, 09:00-17:00 Uhr

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Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen, Trakt 1, 3rd floor, room 3119

What is it that we want students to take away from our courses? And how do we as instructors best facilitate that students learn what we set out for them to learn? These two questions guide this workshop throughout. Participants will be introduced to developing effective learning outcomes and then be asked to match these with suitable teaching methods and forms of assessment. The workshop draws on John Biggs and Catherine Tang's constructive alignment as a hands-on theoretical foundation. It is built on a variety of methods (e.g. trainer input, individual and group work, visual mapping, discussions, and participant presentations) to best facilitate participant learning with the goal of having participants leave with a constructively aligned draft course plan in hand. The workshop will be held in English.

After a successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop effective learning outcomes for their courses/lessons
  • Give an overview of a variety of teaching methods
  • Select adequate teaching methods for their courses/lessons
  • Give an overview of assessment tools
  • Select adequate forms of assessment for their courses
  • Explain constructive alignment as a concept

Arbeitsformen/Used methods:
Trainer input, individual and group work, discussion, participant presentation with feedback

Effective course planning, learning outcomes, teaching methods, forms of assessment, constructive alignment

Dr. Henrike Lehnguth: offers workshops in the field of teaching and learning in Higher Education, gender mainstreaming and diversity management. She has lived and worked several years in the United States and holds a PhD in American Studies and a certificate in university teaching from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has taught multiple classes on gender and diversity in the United States and Germany and facilitated a range of workshops on teaching and learning matters in her position as the coordinator of graduate programs at Maryland?s Center for Teaching Excellence and freelance trainer in Germany. Dr. Lehnguth is currently completing additional qualifications in the field of theater- and dance- and movement pedagogy.