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Programme Alignment Toolkit

Developed by the East African TESCEA partnership, this toolkit enables higher education institutions to conduct a workshop to identify a ‘big picture’ of the nature and character of the graduate their institution is aiming to shape.
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Transforming Higher Education for Social Change: a model from East Africa is a rigorous methodology of pedagogy and curriculum redesign that supports lecturers to rethink their teaching and to become facilitators of student-centred teaching – helping students learn how to think, not what to think. This improved learning experience fosters the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and allows for practical learning beyond the classroom that can improve a graduate’s employability. The model has been specifically designed to support lecturers and institutions in low resource settings.

The Programme Alignment – Profiling the Ideal Graduate workshop is aimed at key academic teaching staff (including Heads of Departments, Deans and Quality Assurance Officers) involved in designing and delivering programmes and courses, mainly at the undergraduate level, that will be undergoing redesign.

Throughout the workshop, key academic teaching staff involved in delivering a programme are taken through a process ensuring that they design programmes and courses that pay attention to the ultimate goal; namely the shaping of employable graduates equipped with 21st century skills.

Our toolkits and online courses guide lecturers and institutions through a learning journey to transform their teaching and learning practice. Programme alignment is the first step in this journey. Lecturers and institutions can follow the complete learning pathway from programme alignment to learning design, or engage with the individual elements that are most relevant to them.

To learn about the other stages of the learning journey, click here. To download a full set of PowerPoint slides for the workshop here.