HEART (HEaring And Realising Teaching voice) is a learning design support strategy for teachers and learning designers involved in planning, developing or reviewing course (or learning) designs. The strategy helps users to elicit and visualise what we have called the 'teaching voice'; that is, the confluence of teaching beliefs and educational practice in the form of pedagogical dimensions.
The HEART strategy involves using a questionnaire that addresses these pedagogical dimensions, a visualisation tool, and facilitated face-to-face and online discussion. It can be used in a variety of course or resource development stages (e.g. planning, design, or review), either collaboratively between course lecturers and learning designers, by individual teachers or learning designers, or by a teaching programme team. Once the questionnaire is completed, the results are submitted directly to the visualisation tool. The visual representations illustrate the pedagogical dimensions of the course or learning design. Currently we are trialling different visual representations and dimensions, including the 'bubble chart' you see above.
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