Unit learning outcomes are the starting point to explore outcomes-based educational approaches. The focus will then shift to the design of learning activities, including using a variety of digital media and applying universal design and accessibility principles, and evaluation of the use of activities to inform practice. Finally, consideration will be given to the roles and practice of mapping in aligning activities with other curriculum components in order to support curriculum renewal in an ethical evidence-based manner.

Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Design learning environments that enable student engagement through the provision of a diverse range of opportunities that facilitate group and individual work
  • Apply curriculum mapping and renewal techniques to ensure alignment of unit learning outcomes, activities and assessments
  • Evaluate and apply concepts and approaches to the design of inclusive learning and teaching environments that respect individual learners and diverse learning communities
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate learning activities utilising appropriate digital technologies
  • Contribute to sustaining a peer network and add to your professional portfolio evidence of an informed and ethical approach to designing and facilitating learning environments

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
3.00 12 weeks 36
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
8.50 12 weeks 102

Hawthorn Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AnalysisIndividual 30 - 40% 2,3 
Online DiscussionIndividual 20 - 30% 1,5 
Peer AssessmentIndividual 30 - 40% 1,3,4,5 


The roles of unit learning outcomes 

  • Critiquing, writing and using unit learning outcomes 

Learning activities 

  • Designing activities aligned with unit learning outcomes 

  • Designing teaching activities to enable learning activities 

  • Transforming content – accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) 

  • Media choices and opportunities  

  • Using and creating video 

  • The opportunities and challenges of hyflex environments 

  • Planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating team work 

Quality assurance 

  • Curriculum mapping to support curriculum renewal 

  • Managing the tension: Quality assurance and quality teaching  

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.