ABC Learning Design


ABC at Swansea University

‘the high-energy, hands-on curriculum development workshop’


The ABC approach generates high levels of engagement, dialogue and group reflection about curriculum design. In just 90 minutes teaching teams work together to create a visual ‘storyboard’ made up of pre-printed cards.

Based on the six learning types concept from Professor Diana Laurillard’s ‘Conversational Framework’ Teaching as a Design Science (2012), teams can review existing modules or design new ones. The fast-paced, focussed nature of the workshop enables busy academics to plan learning activities to meet the module or programme learning outcomes.

Over 35 universities and colleges throughout the UK, Europe and beyond have benefitted from the ABC Learning Design methodology and we are pleased to be able to offer support for this methodology here at Swansea.

Online ABC Learning Design  

In response to the current COVID-19 context, the ABC Learning Design training sessions are being run online. Staff will have the support to reflect on their current modules, programmes and patches with a view to considering online options. The course comprises live, online moderated introductions, workshops and FAQs using Zoom, blended with self-directed tasks.

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