14 February 2019 | Learning & Teaching Forum paper

About the benefits of cooperative action in curriculum development

Susanne Lippold (Ruhr University Bochum) and Andreas Fritsch (University of Greifswald)

Abstract:

1. Problems and objectives


The development of curricula sets the foundation for the quality of study and the success of a degree programme. Challenges in curriculum development arise primarily from conflicting goals and different levels of information among the stakeholdes within the university.

2. Methodical approach

On the basis of case studies (Ruhr-University Bochum and University of Greifswald), the authors argue for an integrated approach, starting from the intended curriculum to the realized university degree programme. The focus is on the process design, the facilitated division of tasks and participation of the relevant stakeholders as well as their reflection on their role in interaction.

3. Results and findings

The quality and sustainability of the development of study programs is decisively influenced by the the facilitated division of tasks and participation the same priority given to the implementation of the well-defined process phases.

ISSN 2593-9602

This paper was presented at the 2019 European Learning & Teaching Forum and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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