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What is Constructive Alignment

Evaluating the Gaps and Intersections Between Marketing Education and the Marketing Profession
Largely adopted to develop a successful teaching environment where the teaching activities support and lead to the achievement of the expected learning outcomes as resulting from students’ assessments. To this end, learning outcomes, teaching activities and assessments are properly aligned. It starts with the definition of the learning outcomes, in other words, what the students have to learn and how they have to demonstrate when they have learnt it.
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New Course Design to Reply Uncertainty: Evidence From Marketing Programs Approaching Innovation Theories
Eleonora Pantano (University of Bristol, UK) and Constantinos-Vasilios Priporas (Middlesex University London, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6295-5.ch010
The importance of students' preparedness to work immediately after university, industry demand of specific graduates, and current trends in marketing studies are pushing university to reconsider their traditional marketing programs by including more interdisciplinary perspectives, such as innovation and technology management. However, innovation theory is relatively new for marketing research, while studies on the extent to which marketing education should encompass innovation theory are still limited. Drawing upon the exploitation of the thresholds concepts, the chapter proposes a new approach to design an innovative course based on the integration of innovation theory with marketing management for postgraduate marketing students to address this challenge. These threshold concepts would emerge as the core concepts for synthesizing innovation theory and marketing management for supporting the development of the new marketing programs.
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Organization of Distance Learning: Online Course “Supply Chain Finance”
Alignment in a course or subject between learning outcomes, teaching process (didactics), and examining (summative assessment).
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Virtual Inverted-Classroom Courses vs. Face-to-Face Courses in German Higher Education: Comparing Students' Learning Progress and Perspectives on Mathematics Preparatory Courses
Constructive alignment refers to a specific approach of designing courses. The goal is to align learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment tasks. In order to do that, the following steps must be taken ( Biggs & Tang, 2011 , p. 100): describe the intended learning outcome in the form of a verb (learning activity), its object (the content) and specify the context and a standard the students are to attain; create a learning environment using teaching/learning activities that address that verb and therefore are likely to bring about the intended outcome; use assessment tasks that also contain that verb, thus enabling you to judge with the help of rubrics if and how well students’ performances meet the criteria; transform these judgements into standard grading criteria.
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Generation of Authentic Learning and Learners: The Conditions of Learning Underpinning Blended Learning and Online Forums
This is what the learner actually does and how the teacher aligns activities with learning outcomes.
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Innovative Curriculum Design: A Disruptive Approach
An instructional design technique that ensures learning outcomes, learning activities, readings, resources, and assessments are all connected and support each other.
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Student-Centered Learning: Constructive Alignment of Student Learning Outcomes With Activity and Assessment
Is a teaching principle with the idea that learners create meaning out of learning activities and emphasizes the importance of defining and achieving intended student learning outcomes.
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Integrating MOOCs in Higher Education: Procedures and Tools for a Mutual Commitment to Quality
“‘ Constructive alignment’ (CA) has two aspects. The ‘constructive’ aspect refers to the idea that students construct meaning through relevant learning activities. That is, meaning is not something imparted or transmitted from teacher to learner, but is something learners have to create for themselves. (...) The ‘alignment’ aspect refers to what the teacher does, which is to set up a learning environment that supports the learning activities appropriate to achieving the desired learning outcomes. The key is that the components in the teaching system, especially the teaching methods used and the assessment tasks, are aligned to the learning activities assumed in the intended outcomes. The learner is in a sense ‘trapped’: it is difficult to escape without learning what is intended should be learned. In setting up an aligned system, we specify the desired outcomes of our teaching, in terms not only of topic content, but in the level of understanding we want students to achieve. We then set up an environment that maximizes the likelihood that students will engage in the activities designed to achieve the intended outcomes. Finally, we choose assessment tasks that will tell us how well individual students have attained these outcomes, in terms of graded levels of acceptability. These levels are the grades we award. ” ( Biggs, 2003 )
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Re-Designing the Architecture Curriculum Through the Lens of Graduate Capabilities
Alignment between Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Teaching and Learning activities to ensure learning is achieved and measured.
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Gamified Learning in Higher Education: An Instructional Design Method to Improve Engagement
Orientation of system components used in teaching: the environment and activities (including the method and assessment approach), in the same direction in order to achieve the learning outcomes.
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A Tabular Approach to Outcome-Based Course Planning and Assessment
The notion assumes that students learn or construct meaning through appropriate teaching, learning and assessment activities.
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Glad to Have Taken the STEPS: Aspects that Contribute to Success in an Online Learning and Teaching Environment
Biggs’s (2003) term to refer an effective alignment between curricula, teaching methods, assessment procedures, learning, and institutional climate.
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Stepping Out of the Silos: Training Teachers, Training Trainers
The alignment of content, intended learning outcomes, teaching and learning arrangements with assessment and feedback in order to ensure learning.
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Responding to the Challenges of Moving an On-Campus Pre-Sessional Course Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An approach to curriculum design linked to the work of Biggs (2002) whereby assessment, learning outcomes, tasks and intended learning objectives are constructed in conjunction with each other to optimise learning.
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Perspective Transformation, Dialogic Feedback, and Epistemic Knowledge: A Case Study for the Pedagogical Justification of Knowledge Creation
Constructive Alignment is a teaching principle that combines constructivism, the idea that learners construct or create meaning out of learning activities.
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