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In an ever-changing global landscape, education must be agile. Durham is dedicated to a curriculum that can withstand future challenges, equipped with the flexibility to adapt to the unexpected, and the capacity to embrace new educational technologies and methodologies.

Resilient curriculum principles

RC1: Modules will be designed with explicit constructive alignment of learning outcomes, curriculum, and assessment.

RC2: Where possible, modules will be designed and delivered using blended learning approach with provision of online asynchronous learning materials and activities alongside synchronous teaching.

RC3: The level of curriculum detail included in module documentation should be sufficient to allow students to make informed choices while providing staff flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.

RC4: Modules within programmes should be designed with consistent approaches, with explicit consideration given to the learning experience for joint and combined honours students.

RC5: Responsibility for core modules should not lie with a single individual to allow both for resilience in delivery and collaborative design of learning opportunities. Similar considerations should be given to all modules, wherever possible.

Resilient curriculum evidence

This is an appendix to the to the Principles for Learning, Teaching and Assessment that were approved by University Senate in 2023. References can be found here: Principles for Learning, Teaching and Assessment References