Find out more about major curriculum initiatives taking place across the University, explore the principles that underpin our approach to curriculum development, or find helpful resources to support your activity.

Curriculum principles

Curriculum development at Bath is underpinned by a set of key principles. They guide the ongoing development of our UG and PGT courses, encompassing a wide range of teaching and learning themes that are relevant across our provision, whilst also allowing departments to adopt a particular focus to curriculum innovation.

Read more about our fundamental principles for curriculum design and development below.

Articulate a course-wide approach to learning

Articulate a course-wide approach to learning

We approach the design of course content, delivery, and assessment from a coherent set of course intended learning outcomes.

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Embrace assessment for learning

Embrace assessment for learning

Assessment for Learning should enable students to succeed in Assessment of Learning and to use assessment as a vital learning tool.

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Support the needs of all learners

We support the design of inclusive curricula in which all students can develop a sense of belonging, purpose, and identity.

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Embed citizenship and sustainability

Our aim is to embed citizenship and sustainability in curricula across the University, encouraging students to develop a lifelong sense of social responsibility, citizenship and sustainable activity which they can draw upon throughout their time in Bath and beyond.

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Key areas of activity

Find out more about major curriculum initiatives.

Curriculum Transformation

Curriculum Transformation

Curriculum Transformation is a major initiative to redesign all UG and PGT courses at Bath, embedding key curriculum principles across all of our provision.

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Development resources

Writing Intended Learning Outcomes

Writing Intended Learning Outcomes

Find all you need to know about Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) on this page. You'll also find resources to help you write your course and unit level ILOs.

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Patterns Beyond Labels workshop

This workshop will enable participants to develop their inclusive learning and teaching practice in a way that is meaningful, practical, and sustainable.

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Sustainability in your curriculum – identify, improve, inspire!

Sustainability in your curriculum

This workshop challenges students to reconsider their understanding of sustainability and contribute to curriculum design discussions.

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Understand, Engage, Act

A Teaching Development Fund project aimed at aligning student and staff approaches to assessment feedback literacy to support successful learning outcomes.

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Vertically Integrated Projects

The Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) concept is an innovative student education programme which is currently being explored at Bath.

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Meet the team

We work collaboratively with colleagues campus-wide, research, prepare and disseminate a variety of resources, and offer specialist advice aligned with best practice in pedagogy.

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Contact us

Email the Curriculum Development Team to discuss this area of practice and for guidance on putting this into practice within your session, unit, year, and course.

curriculumdev@bath.ac.uk

Updated on: 14 May 2021