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The ABC curriculum design method is an effective and engaging hands-on, card-based approach to curriculum design, developed at UCL by Clive Young and Natasha Perovic. It is built on curriculum design research from the JISC / University of Ulster (Viewpoints) and work of Prof Diana Laurillard (learning types).

On campus workshops

In this intensive 90-minute session, an academic team work together to create a complete storyboard, including a detailed sequence of learning activities and their assessment.

Online workshops

We have developed an online version, which will also support the design of courses suitable for hybrid teaching.


ABC Learning Design Workshop

ABC workshops use the ABC Learning Design method to support academic teams in the design of courses

Macro and micro patterns

A way of visualising the structure of courses and the learning activities within them.

Toolkit for participants

Materials for those participating in an ABC workshop

Toolkit for facilitators

Materials for those facilitating an ABC workshop.

More information

For more information about Learning Design development at the University of Edinburgh, please contact the Learning Design team, we are based in Learning, Teaching and Web Services Directorate, Information Services.