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The University of Southampton
Centre for Higher Education Practice

Learning outcomes and constructive alignment

 Topic/Aim(s) of Session: To explore learning outcomes and constructive alignment.

This 3 hour session is offered as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

Please note that it is not possible to attend this session unless you are completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP).  To reserve a place on a PGCAP course (where you will attend all the module 1 and module 2 sessions) please email Karen Hockley (

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the session the students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between an Aim and a Learning Outcome
  • Write accurate Learning Outcomes
  • List why introducing activity is important
  • Identify ways to ask questions that will enable discussion
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