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Curricular Debates in Higher Education: an overview - Ms Ann Lahiff

This document explores the epistemologies and assumptions that underpin conceptions of the curriculum in order to promote an inclusive and shared vocabulary as a basis for curriculum development. It refers to the main arguments expressed in a series of articles and approaches that frame how curricula in higher education are construed.

The following approaches to curriculum design and development are considered:

  • Constructive alignment
  • Curriculum as Process
  • Engaging Curricula
  • Threshold Concepts
  • Problem and Enquiry based learning

Curricula Debates in Higher Education (PDF 644KB)