How to plan my teaching

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Taking this module gives you competencies to:

  • Understand the basic elements of planning of teaching
  • Use learning-focused approach in the planning of your teaching
  • Plan constructively aligned teaching and collaborate with your colleagues in the planning of teaching

Self-study materials

If you want to study independently take the quiz and watch the video about a model that supports you to plan your teaching. Read also articles 1-3. All the materials are available for self-study. If you want to earn credits contact your own University to ask possibility for guided study. Please note: the aim of the quiz is to support you to reflect your thoughts and approaches to teaching and the results are not "absolut truths"!


  1. Asikainen, H., Parpala, A., Virtanen, V. & Lindblom-Ylänne, S. 2013. The relationship between student learning process, study success and the nature of assessment: A qualitative study. Studies in Educational Evaluation 39 (2013) 211–217.
  2. Trigwell, K. & Prosser, M. 2014. Qualitative variation in constructive alignment in curriculum design. Higher Education 02/2014; 67(2), 141-154.
  3. Entwistle, N. & Nisbet, J. 2013. The nature and experience of academic understanding. The Psychology of Education Review 37 (1), 5—14.

Read more:

  • Gijbels, D., Van de Watering, G., Dochy, F. & Van den Bossche, P. 2005. The relationship between students’ approaches to learning and the assessment of learning outcomes. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2005, Vol. 20(4), 327-341.

Guided study

GUIDED STUDY: Contact your own University for information regarding guided studies based on the materials.


Content: Mari Murtonen, Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, University of Turku