The Designing Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DeLTA) Process

Designing Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DeLTA)

INTRODUCTION

In an attempt to support SU lecturers with their teaching function, the Designing Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DeLTA) process was conceptualised and a resource compiled. The title of the process is the acronym (DeLTA) but Delta is also the mathematical symbol for change and is represented by ∆. The purpose of the process can thus be summarised as a guide towards achieving change in Teaching and Learning at Stellenbosch University.

The DeLTA Process

The DeLTA process is explained in this brief video.

EXPLORING THE DeLTA PROCESS

The graphic below gives a summary of the complete DeLTA resource

OUTCOMES

Outcomes are the end goals of the learning process. They are formulated to describe the result of student learning at the end of the learning opportunities. This is not about content but rather about the concepts and underlying principles of the field of study.

REFLECTION

Reflection is an ongoing process, for you to consider whether you have achieved what you had set out to achieve with your module. This can be done by gathering data and getting feedback from peers, students, professional bodies, employers and the community.This data will assist you in reflecting on your teaching practice. which you can use to develop your Teaching Portfolio.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is about how well your students achieve the intended learning outcomes. This is not about students reporting back to you what you have taught them, but rather about how well they demonstrate their understandings of the key concepts and underlying principles of their field of study.

CURRICULUM CONTEXT

This aspect of your teaching is about ensuring that your teaching practice is responsive to its context. This includes yourself as a teacher, understanding your students, the SU environment, the national higher eduction context, South Africa and beyond.

DESIGN for LEARNING

Learning is about what the students do, not about what you do as the teacher. Your role is to design learning opportunities that engage students and enable them to access disciplinary knowledge.It is important that the outcomes of your module should reflect in the learning opportunities you design for students and in your assessment tasks.

Other T&L Resources

TEACHING PORTFOLIOS

STUDENT FEEDBACK

ASSESSMENT

QUOTES TO SPARK IDEAS