Curriculum mapping

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  • Updated.jpg 5 November 2016


See also ADDIE model | Curriculum mapping bibliography | Information literacy | Teaching library users

"...web-based curriculum mapping is a process that focuses on what is taught,
how and when it is taught, how it is resourced and how it will be assessed ..."

Curriculum mapping is a process for collecting and recording curriculum-related information in order to identify core skills and content taught, processes employed, and assessments used for each subject area and discipline.

  • What does a curriculum map do?
  • A curriculum map:
  • Examines the total learning of students in a cohort, or programme
  • Creates a snapshot of instructional/ learning activities and identifies hotspots
  • Identifies content and skills to be learned and assessments to administer
  • Provides visual representation of timelines for instruction and improvement (more than one term at a time)
  • Why map?
  • Because mapping . . .
  • leads faculty and librarians to ask thought-provoking questions about improving how to improve instructional activities (i.e. media literacy)
  • serves as an impetus to align courses horizontally and vertically
  • identifies gaps, repetitions and potential areas for integration
  • provides a database of curriculum, information literacy learning needs and resources
  • is iterative, ongoing and linked to long-range planning exercises

Expert Heidi Jacobs on curriculum mapping

See also A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process. Hale, Janet A. 2008. </center>

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