Learning design

Theory, research and practice workshops

An introduction to the principles of learning design and how to use design thinking to create novel educational experiences.

About this session

University teachers are increasingly being encouraged to engage in design thinking when preparing educational experiences for students. Design thinking is seen as a way of generating novel educational approaches that respond to the complexity of the changing higher education environment. But what is design thinking, why is it important, and what does research tell us about the design thinking of university teachers?

These questions and more, will be explored in this workshop through presentations and reflective practice activities with fellow teaching staff. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the principles of designing for learning to create a learning design map to implement in their own teaching and learning context.


Kristine Elliott, MCSHE
Peter Mellow, Learning Environments
Susan Batur, Learning Environments


Room G01
Elisabeth Murdoch building, Parkville

2017 sessions

Thursday 27 April, 2-4pm
Wednesday 16 August, 2-4pm

*Please note this session is open to University of Melbourne staff only

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