Focuses not on teaching techniques but on the strategic decisions which must be made before a course begins. Examines fully the challenges involved in leading course design teams, getting agreement among teaching staff and managing organizational politics; also explores the key role played by academics' own values and beliefs (often unexamined) in shaping course design and student experience. In doing so, this book offers course designers both an understanding and a framework within which to clarify their own teaching purposes.
A complex and uncertain world requires curricula in which students as human beings are placed at their centre: what is called for are curricula that offer no less than the prospect of encouraging the formation of human being and becoming. A curriculum of this kind has to be understood as the imaginative design of spaces where creative things can happen as students become engaged.
Based upon a study of curricula in UK universities, Engaging the Curriculum in Higher Education offers an uncompromising thesis about the development of higher education and is essential reading for those who care about its future.