I’m working in this space to build my understanding of curriculum mapping (CM) broadly speaking. CM has been the focus of my sabbatical for the last month or so, and I’d like to start building some artifacts to support my work in faculty professional development, curriculum development, and curriculum reform.
Traditionally, mapping is discussed as a means of connecting objectives, assessments, and teaching materials and mostly as a means of programmatic review or part of accreditation. Even though some of my work is interested in looking at those applications, I am interested in applying visual mapping concepts to the wider category of curriculum, including such ideas as location of learning, learning resources, pedagogical perspectives, student background, etc. In addition to expanding the types of elements mapped, I’m also interested in exploring the variety of reasons for mapping. Typically, the focus is on increased communication, student performance, and curriculum coherence. Again, those are of interest, but I’m also interested in the use of maps for personal reflection and community building.
So, with these caveats in mind, feel free to explore and let me know if you would like to discuss any of this in more detail.