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Course 1: Designing a lesson and a course


  • Course code

    TA 2021/2022

  • Programme is for

    Lecturers/(assistant) professors  PhD candidates

  • Date

    Several times a year

  • Time

    Four 2 hour On campus sessions/guided tutorial;
    Self-study, activities and assignments: 3 times 3 hours.

    Total study load: 14 hours 

  • Location

    On Campus

  • Participants


  • Course materials

    You will get access to a Canvas site offering all the necessary content in a modular setting.

  • Trainers



The central theme of this course is an introduction into designing education as defined in UTQ competence 1. More specific designing a lesson plan and designing a (-blueprint of a-) course.

After this course you are able to make a start designing a course in a systematic and creative way. Taken into account all relevant educational design aspects leading to an effective, efficient and activating student learning design.


The focus of this course is on the design process following the ADDIE framework showing: Analysis of context, learning outcomes and starting situation, Well-balanced and varied subject matter within the curriculum, Structured design, Constructive alignment, an activating pedagogical method

Embed the lesson (series) into the curriculum with a substantiated relation between the course/lesson and other courses in the same year/semester taking in to account:

the pedagogical principles, learning themes, academic context and (own) research; the curricular aspects (Macro level) of a degree program (Lesson – Course – degree program); Final qualifications / competences, etc. ; Learning themes; Assessment design; Institute and faculty vision, rules and regulations.


Preparation: activities, reading course material.
In course discussions on the week assignment and activities.


This course is designed for starting teachers.

Further information

In order to be eligible for the certificate you need to hand in all the assignments on Canvas and participate in (all of the) the online sessions. For more information you can contact celt-ces@utwente.nl. 

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