Connect Learning Across Courses with Curriculum Mapping
Develop Connections Between Courses
Your students deserve a coherent learning experience as they move through their college programs.
Unfortunately, all too often, students encounter a disconnected series of courses with notable and frustrating gaps and redundancies in material.
As a faculty member, for your part, you may have difficulty finding ways to move beyond the isolation of their individual courses to combine them into a more coherent overall program for students.
By using curriculum maps, you can remedy this situation.
- You can develop connections between courses and relate them to the larger context of the student experience, providing a seamlessly optimal program.
- You can also find ways to engage faculty in a meaningful conversation about the interdependence of their separate classes.
- This is particularly important due to increased scrutiny and oversight of outcomes by accrediting agencies, funders, students, and employers.
Peter Wolf of the University of Guelph explains what curriculum maps are and how they can be used to improve the overall educational program at your institution.
This 90 Minute professional development seminar covers:
- Getting started with curriculum mapping
- Using cross-curriculum development to enhance and reinforce learning
- Three main types of mapping: structure, alignment and evidence
- High-tech and no-tech ways to map curricula
- How program outcomes can be used to guide curriculum decisions
- Incorporating structure, outcomes and evidence into mapping activities
- Facilitation approaches to curriculum mapping
- Enhancing curriculum mapping with technology
- The role of data in driving curricular choices
Who will benefit from this seminar?
This seminar is appropriate for academic administrators engaging in or facilitating curriculum mapping, including:
- Educational developers
- Curriculum developers
- Curriculum committee members
- Department chairs
Peter Wolf is the director of Teaching Support Services at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. His curriculum development scholarly work appears in New Directions in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Issue 112. He has also been a member of the Ontario Council of Academic Vice Presidents Joint Committee working on the province-wide Undergraduate Degree-Level Expectations initiative. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, Peter is also a member of the board of directors for the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators
Viewing a Magna Online Seminar as a team can help leverage unique insights, foster collaboration, and build momentum for change. This seminar includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators which provides step-by-step instructions for generating productive discussions and thoughtful reflection. You’ll also get guidelines for continuing the conversation after viewing, implementing the strategies discussed, and creating a feedback loop for sharing best practices and challenges.
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Audio with PowerPoint
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