Tag Archives: Curriculum Development

TCDC’s Summer Book Club: Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)

The summer semester book club selection, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum, promises to give us much food for thought as we contemplate the idea of ungrading and critique the … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Changes to Program Review

The fall semester is underway as are big changes to the program review process at Langara. So, what does this change mean for departments, faculty, TCDC and all the great program review work we’ve been doing around the snack-covered TCDC … Continue reading

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Outcomes-Based Teaching & Learning

Would you build a house without a blueprint? Probably not. Would you develop a course without a plan? Maybe. However, obviously having a plan makes things easier. And just like having blueprints for a house, having an idea of what … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Learning Outcomes (or is it learning objectives?)

Educational objectives, instructional objectives, behavioural objectives, teaching objectives, learning objectives, learning outcomes, subject-specific outcomes…no wonder there is so much confusion! Although some suggest that the terms learning objectives and learning outcomes are synonymous, when we look at the history of … Continue reading

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Genesis of a Gerontology Credential

In May, 2016, the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre and Langara College entered into an agreement with the School of Social Work, University of Calgary, to provide a practicum placement in the area of program development. For the past six … Continue reading

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