Curriculum Mapping

“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).

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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/)

(Curriculum Mapping – Elaine and Lorella, 2019)

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.

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5 thoughts on “Curriculum Mapping

  1. In my opinion, the use of curriculum mapping is quite effective if used regularly in everyday life as it helps you to stay more on track on the planning whilst achieving the learners’ learning goals. 🙂

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