“Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning outcomes were assessed” (Schweitzer, K. 2017 – https://www.thoughtco.com/curriculum-mapping-definition-4155236).
There are various benefits of a curriculum map:
- helps teachers find a balance between the various tools used in class;
- promotes ongoing preparation from the teacher to facilitate active participation;
- helps teachers look at a visual representation of what is being done in class in different subjects.
The curriculum map my colleague and I were working on was subject-area coherent in which the different subjects were displayed together. Links between subjects were clearly visible.
(Taken from ‘So you think you can teach ESL?’ 2015 from https://soyouthinkyoucanteachesl.com/2015/03/20/why-is-curriculum-mapping-important-focus-on-curriculum-part-5/)
Having a curriculum map will help me work more efficiently by allowing me to reflect on what I am currently doing in the classroom and how I can improve.