BOOK: Learning-Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education

BOOK: Learning-Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education



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Learning-Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education is written to inspire and empower university teachers to engage in curriculum design processes that centre both the learning process and the learning outcomes of students. The book is structured by a central model of curriculum design, which links together learning (how students learn versus what students learn) and curriculum design (the process by which we design versus what we design). The book holds ten illustrative examples of learning-centred curriculum design spanning four distinct approaches.

The chapter authors are all pioneering learning-centred activities in their respective curricula. The book is truly international, with authors from Denmark, England, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Turkey, and the USA. The beauty of this book is that it was written by reflective curriculum design practitioners, as they have experienced personal success with their curriculum (re)design processes. All chapters have been written with a “Yes, we did it!” attitude. The book aims to inspire university teachers and encourage investment in designing a more learning-centred curriculum. As the evidence from these examples shows, there are great benefits for students’ engagement, motivation, self-efficacy, learning outcomes, and employability. 

About the Editors

Anne Hørsted is Adjunct Professor at Syddansk Universitet, Senior Consultant at cph:learning in Denmark, and Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Learning in Higher Education. John Branch is Academic Director of the part-time MBA programmes and Assistant Clinical Professor of Business Administration at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Faculty Associate at the Center for Russian, East European, & European Studies, both of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, U.S.A. Professor Dr. Claus Nygaard is Executive Director of LiHE, and Executive Director of cph:learning.

Table of content for Learning-Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education

Foreword by Professor Mick Healey vii

Chapter 1
Four Perceptions of Curriculum: Moving Learning to the Forefront of Higher Education (page 1-26)
Claus Nygaard, Anne Hørsted & John Branch

Section 1 – Curriculum Design Process/Learning Process

Chapter 2
Translating Institutional Approaches to Curriculum Design into Practice – A Leadership Perspective (page 29-68)
Paul Bartholomew & Roisín Curran

Chapter 3
From a Teaching-Centred to a Learning-Centred Approach to Curriculum Design: Transforming Teacher Candidates (page 69-94)
Gülbahar Yılmaz & Sevilay Bulut

Section 2 – Learning process/Curriculum design outcome

Chapter 4
How to design a curriculum for student learning (page 97-120)
Anne Hørsted & Claus Nygaard

Chapter 5
Learning-Centred Educational Development: An Approach That Draws upon Creative Arts and Philosophies of Emancipation (page 121-150)
Julian Lamb, Marion Carrier & Jacob Lamb

Chapter 6
Improving Learning-Centeredness in a Higher Education Foundation Phase Arts Curriculum (page 151-180)
Eurika Jansen van Vuuren

Section 3 – Curriculum Design Process/Learning Outcome

Chapter 7
Designing a Curriculum for Integrating Experiential Learning with Theory during Initial Teacher Education (page 183-220)
Andries Du Plessis

Chapter 8
Using the ECTS for Learning-Centred Curriculum Design (page 221-238)
John Branch & Timothy Hartge

Section 4 – Learning Outcome/Curriculum Design Outcome

Chapter 9
Introducing the Concept of “A Corresponding Curriculum” to Transform Academic Identity and Practice (page 241-274)
Sarah Hayes

Chapter 10
Academic Rigour: Harnessing High-Quality Connections and Classroom Conversations (page 275-290)
Timothy Hartge & John Branch

Chapter 11
Curriculum Design for Enhancing Employability through Learning Experiences with External Stakeholders (page 291-320)
Jesper Piihl, Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich & Kristian Philipsen