Curriculum mapping for pedagogical change? Case studies from Asia
0034 ALTC 2009 Phillip A. Towndrow and Michael Vallance
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Phillip Towndrow, Michael Vallance
- Japanese universities being semi-privatised, undergoign reformation
- Lots of universities making laptops compulsory for students
- Curriculum mapping: collecting and analysing data about everything
- Especially interested in interdisciplinary work
- Still at early stages, things move slowly
- Using backcasting - where do they want to be in 2020, what do they need to do to get there?
- Main barrier supporting people with transformation
- Research project where all school students have laptops
- Singapore system has strong centralised curriculum and tradition of lectures, reproduction and high-stakes tests
- Further down curriculum mapping process than in Japan, diagram of stakeholders and relationships/tensions between them
Questions for discussion
- Can curriculum mapping help foster sense of joint enterprise that is scalable and sustainable?
- How can members share stories to allow them to negotiate meanings, set curriculua?
- Are new media and digital tools sufficiently compelling to drive curriculum design?
11:39 on 8 September 2009