Author: Oliver Wood 24th July 2017
This week has seen the Beyond Flipped team of Alan Richards, Alex Masters and myself, working with staff from the Faculty of Health and Life Science to develop an innovative new course, MSc Leadership in Global Social Development.
Throughout the five day SPRINT process, academics and professional services staff worked together to identify the core competencies in graduates from the course, worked through key outcomes, developed marketing plans, and completed course approval documentation before interviewing staff and students from a range of disciplines and subject areas to gain feedback on the course idea.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a tight-knit and engaged course team who want to push the boundaries of course design to produce graduates who will be “future ready leaders, capable of enacting social development in global, complex, and diverse environments“.
From day one, we built innovation into the fabric of the course design, producing an offering which seeks to disrupt the future in Masters level education. Working together for five solid days was a tiring experience but an enjoyable one. The different perspectives bought to the process from the likes of Academic Development, Group Quality Unit, Learning Technologists, students, the course team, and of course from the DMLL, provided a rich melting pot of ideas which by the end of the week formed into a coherent, well thought through course design.
I wish the course team the best of luck putting the course through the CDAR process, and look forward to seeing the course on the market in the near future.