Active tasks to change the use of class time within an outcomes based approach to curriculum design

D.D. Salter, Marco Yiu Chung Pang, D.P. Sharma

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This paper describes how new roles for instructors and learners can be integrated into course design and delivery by rethinking course design as part of a process-based staff development program. The goal of incorporating online learning tasks was to engage students with course resources prior to class time through active learning. The staff development program guided faculty to consider ways to ‘rethink’ the use of student and teacher time to engage students in learning tasks to prepare for class time. In this way, students were able to use class time for active discussion rather than listening to a traditional lecture in the classroom. This paper reports on the overall results of this project and provides specific suggestions on how teachers can consider technology options within an outcomes-based approach to curriculum design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Outcomes-based
  • Instructional challenges
  • Learning outcomes
  • Tasks for learning
  • Assessment
  • Feedback and role change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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