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Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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5 Summary of Week 5

This week you have further developed your understanding of learning design principals aimed at designing activities for use in interventions which can effectively overcome students’ misunderstandings in tricky topics. You have learned about learning design activity types and how they are classified. You have seen that the learning design process is like the design for building a house. If you don’t plan carefully, your house is likely to fall down! In Activity 3 you identified an activity type which is suitable for a stumbling block in your tricky topic.

You should now be able to:

  • create an activity profile to inform the design of your chosen intervention
  • understand how the use of a profile helps to create a balanced student experience.

Next week you will see how others have created different types of learning interventions which have been designed to overcome specific tricky topics in a variety of contexts. You will be able to put into practice your new knowledge of learning design that you have gained over Weeks 4 and 5, by designing an effective intervention for your tricky topic. You can now go to Week 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .