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Learning Design

Learning Design is a process that helps us bring together the Australian Curriculum and the pedagogy of the SA Teaching for Effective Learning Framework (TfEL). In this section we explore the six key ideas that underpin Learning Design, to improve learner engagement through personalising and connecting the learning, and designing for intellectual challenge to achieve improved outcomes – academic and learner disposition.

The Learning Design six questions have been created for teachers working together in teams or professional learning communities (PLC) to plan learning experiences for students.

Learning Design Templates

Printable templates for teachers to download to support their thinking as they design learning for their students

What is Learning Design?

A brief video clip introducing the six questions of the learning design thinking map

TfEL Think Cards

Quick strategies and questions to stretch student thinking through specific TfEL elements.

Learning Design in a professional learning community

A video that features teachers working with the learning design questions in a PLC setting

Using TfEL for Learning Design

An online resource that supports teachers to plan student learning experiences by exploring the six key ideas of Learning Design through a TfEL lens

Learning Design at the ASMS

A video with Amanda Watkin from the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) sharing how she is using Learning Design in Year 10 & 11 mathematics.

Powerful teaching with Dr Julia Atkin series

In this mini-presentation, Julia explains that it’s not about whether teachers are the ‘sage on the stage’ or the ‘guide by the side’ – but about what we do when.

Smart borrowing series

'Smart borrowing' is a way for teachers to share, analyse and improve aspects of their teaching practice together as a professional learning community.

Makers Empire

An example of using Learning Design based on the game of chess to engage students with challenging learning from the Australian Curriculum and incorporating the Makers Empire 3D software.