Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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Teaching and learning tricky topics

5 Summary of Week 4

This week you have reached the ‘assess’ stage of the tricky topics process. You have begun to think about designing a learning intervention to overcome the tricky topic which you identified and captured in Weeks 2 and 3.

We have provided some materials which could help you to think about your students and what they will want from your learning intervention. So, you have seen how to use the ‘student voice’ to inform the approach of your intervention and developed a range of student profiles to inform design of activities for your intervention.

You should now be able to:

  • use the ‘student voice’ to inform the ‘tone’ of a tricky topics intervention
  • develop a range of student profiles to inform the design of the activities in the intervention.

During Week 5 you will cover activities relating to the student focus aspect of learning design and consider how these can help you further to design an effective intervention for your chosen tricky topic.

You are now half way through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Week 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You can now go to Week 5.


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