9 What is Curriculum Mapping?

a white person's hand holds a red tack between their fingers as they push the pin into a white paper map. In the foreground there are other red pins already pushed into the map.

Curriculum mapping is “the process of associating course outcomes with program‐level learning outcomes and aligning elements of courses (e.g., teaching and learning activities, assessment strategies) within a program, to ensure that it is structured in a strategic, thoughtful way that enhances student learning” (Dyjur et al., 2019, p. 4). The process and output (the map itself) ought to be flexible in context of the designers, their curriculum, and the unique conversations that drive the development of their curriculum map.

Getting Started with Curriculum Mapping

Here are some guidelines and strategies for getting starting with your next curriculum mapping project:



This chapter was adapted from Module 2: Course Design & Implementation, Curriculum Mapping by Lauren Anstey, of Creating and Implementing High-Quality, Sustainable Online Programs by Western University is licensed under a Ontario Commons License.



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