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Course Development Principles


Course Development Principles

Research shows that planning a consistent learning experience for your students which will help to increase student retention and enhance their engagement.

The following research-informed academic principles are useful to inform the design of your courses. Course development teams should refer to these principles when designing, modifying and enhancing courses.

These principles aim to enhance students’ satisfaction, achievement and employability and engagement in their studies. You will see that the principles are thematically grouped but closely interrelated and allow teams to think holistically about the nature of course design including:

  • Considering the core elements of your course design work.
  • Course Development teams may find that they need to think more about some principles than others.

There are a set of development principles for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The only difference is that the undergraduate courses integrate ways to embed the graduate attributes into each principle.

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