Designing clear and coherent course descriptions

Formulate clear learning goals and become more systematic when you design courses e.g. by using L. Dee Fink’s planning tool “Integrated Course Design”.

Purpose/ Content

When planning individual lessons, blocks of lessons or complete courses, you need to create coherence between learning goals, teaching and learning activities, feedback and evaluation. This is not always an easy task, but in this workshop, we will introduce easy-to-use and applicable tools that will make it easier for you to plan and to describe the coherence you are aiming for.


  • Short lecturer presentations followed by group work/individual work focusing on developing or adjusting (own) course descriptions/descriptions of lessons or blocks of lessons.


  • John Biggs (2012): What the student does: teaching for enhanced learning, Higher Education Research & Development, 31:1, 39-55
  • L. Dee Fink (2005): Integrated Course Design. IDEA paper # 42. Manhattan KS: The IDEA Center
  • Working paper for L. Dee Fink - developed by Ole Lauridsen
  • Voice over PowerPoint presentation about SOLO - developed by Ole Lauridsen

Further details will be circulated after the registration deadline.

CUL also offers:

this workshop as a commissioned or ‘tailor-made’ workshop or as a presentation for teaching teams or at academic events at programme, department or section level at Aarhus BSS.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more.