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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?
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)
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
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A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process. Hale, Janet A. 2008.
Hale J. A guide to curriculum mapping: planning, implementing and sustaining the process. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press; 2008.
Hale J. The seven (reoccurring) steps of curriculum mapping.
Harden RM. Curriculum mapping: a tool for transparent and authentic teaching and learning.
Med Teach. 2001;23(2). Harker E. Evaluation of teaching and training sessions for maximum impact.
Health Info Libr J. 2009;26(3):252-4. Hinchliffe LJ. Bridging the gap between information literacy and campus curricula: using curriculum mapping to achieve a holistic information literacy program. WILU 2003.
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/acrl/ilcomstan.html
Johnson L, Smith R, Willis H, Levine A, Haywood K. The Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium; 2011.
Koppang A. Curriculum mapping: building collaboration and communication.
Intervention in School & Clinic. 2004;39(3):154. Jacobs HH. Mapping the big picture: integrating curriculum & assessment K-12. Alexandria: Association for supervision & curriculum development; 1997.
Naslund J, Giustini D. Curriculum mapping to adult learning theory: is information literacy still relevent in a web 2.0 world? WILU Conference. Kelowna, BC. UBCO, 2008.
Triche S, McKnight D. The quest for method: the legacy of Peter Ramus.
History of Education. 2004;33(1):39. Truesdale V. Use of curriculum mapping to build a learning community. In:
Getting results with curriculum mapping. Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD; 2004. Webb RM. The BEE undergraduate model for knowledge development applied to the QUT spatial science course: diversity in surveying curriculum. In:
International Congress: Facing the Challenges, Building the Capacity, 2010. University of Windsor. Leddy Library. 'Curriculum Mapping' information page.