Course development at UQ requires alignment of program purpose, structure and content, learning outcomes and assessment. A strategy for ensuring alignment is 'backwards' curriculum design.

'Backwards' design challenges traditional curriculum design approaches that outline a list of content to be taught. The focus of backwards design on a program level is to place graduate outcomes at front of mind.

One approach to backwards design, and a useful tool to support course development, has been developed by Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching.

Getting started with course development

New to course coordination at UQ? The following resources can help you get started.