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

Amount of working units: 8 AE
Max. Number of participants: 12


  • FRI, 12th of April 2019, 9AM - 5PM

Please register until FRI, 29th of March 2019.
Belated registrations will be considered depending on the registration status.

Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen, Trakt 1, 3rd floor, room 3.119

course language: English

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 – 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

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 currently works at the University of the Arts Berlin and is a freelance trainer and coach in the fields of teaching and learning, career development and communication. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Henrike is a former coordinator of Maryland’s Center for Teaching Excellence and an experienced university instructor who has worked in German and US settings of higher education.