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D4 Attainment Workshop

D4 Attainment Curriculum Design Workshop

The D4 Attainment Workshop is a 4 stage process for curriculum design. It focuses on assessment and attainment and how they can be improved and developed in the curriculum in a well-planned and supported way.

The D4 Attainment Workshop draws on principles of Appreciative Inquiry and uses Jisc’s Viewpoint resources (The Assessment and Feedback ViewPoints cards). Appreciative Inquiry is a positively focussed model for change management, designed around four stage: discover, dream, design, destiny (Kadi-Hanifi et al. 2014). Viewpoints are a set of resources, developed by a JISC Curriculum Design Project, to promote and enhance good curriculum design (Nicol 2012).

The workshop uses resources here are provided under creative commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.)




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    Kadi-Hanifi, K., Dagman, O., Peters, J., Snell, E., Tutton, C., & Wright, T. (2014). Engaging students and staff with educational development through appreciative inquiry. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51(6),
    584-594. doi:10.1080/14703297.2013.796719

    Nicol, D. (2012). Transformational Change in Teaching and Learning Recasting the Educational Discourse EVALUATION OF THE VIEWPOINTS PROJECT at the University of Ulster



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