Curriculum design begins with an understanding of the desired qualities of the graduate as defined by the various curriculum framing documents. These are expressed as program learning outcomes. Program Learning Outcomes are the specific learning outcomes that students will have achieved when they successfully complete a program. They are identified, mapped, taught, practiced and assessed within each University program.
All programs, study components and courses have to meet structural requirements that report the local or international qualification level (ARS or NARS) of the program and University requirements.
Are measurable, realistic and achievable within the qualification type, level and the volume of learning
Focus on what the graduate will know, be able to do and the qualities they can demonstrate at the conclusion of the program, expressed in terms of threshold level for graduates
Define the scope and depth of the program
Are framed at a high level of generalization and use language that is comprehensible to students and prospective students
For professionally accredited programs it is appropriate to begin with the framing document provided by the accrediting body and then to consider and incorporate the other frameworks. Where the program is not subject to professional accreditation, the University’s graduate attributes or the TLO (where they exist) is an appropriate starting point.
Five types of study components may be included in a program – Major, Extended Major, Minor, Extended Minor and Specialization. A Specialization for postgraduate programs only. All study components completed as a requirement of a program appear on the student’s Official Statement of Academic Record. Study components completed as part of “free electives” in a program structure are not recorded on a student’s academic record.
Know different method of Course assessment that designed to provide evidence of student achievement of the learning outcomes; therefore a constructive alignment between course learning outcomes and assessment items must be shown.
The Target Groups to Study in this Training Program