Singapore University of Social Sciences

Learning Design and Methodology (ADL521)

Synopsis

ADL521 Learning Design and Methodology examines key concepts, principles and processes in designing effective teaching-learning experiences to enhance adult learning. This course foregrounds teaching as a design practice. What are the essential dimensions in designing learning experiences that engage adults to learn? The two overarching dimensions include: (1) Designing for effective learning – approaches to learning, constructivist perspectives on learning, constructive alignment and learning outcomes; and (2) Engaging adult learners – effective teaching-learning strategies, motivational design, lifelong learning, and reflective practice.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • Learning Design: Principles and Processes
  • Adult Learning and Pedagogical Paradoxes
  • Conceptions and Approaches to Learning
  • Constructivist Perspectives on Learning
  • Teaching-Learning Strategies: Principles
  • Teaching-Learning Strategies: Practices
  • Constructively Aligned Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning
  • Cognitive Load Theory
  • Motivational Design in Learning
  • Growth Mindset in Learners
  • Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century
  • Reflective Practice: Principles and Practices

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish key principles and processes in learning design
  • Analyse the underpinnings of constructivism and its implications for learning
  • Evaluate a range of teaching-learning strategies to enhance adult learning
  • Design a constructively aligned learning plan for adult learners
  • Develop motivational design strategies for optimal learning experiences
  • Create strategies for reflective practice within the context of a learning plan
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