Curriculum Mapping 3.0

Learning Target: Explore the on-going evolution of curriculum standards

Throughout the Journey courses, we will have more discussion on the need for restructuring our curriculum standards. This article is a good starter for rethinking our approach. The author makes a case that education has moved from teacher-mapped to standards-mapped, now is the time to move on to the 3.0 version of mapping:

“…time for a revised conception of curriculum, one that focuses on desired student performances that reflect the most important goals of a modern education. Rather than asking, ‘What will we teach in the curriculum?’ (indicating a focus on content inputs), the fundamental curriculum question becomes, ‘What should students be able to do with their learning?’ “