The Creative Bridge: A model for curriculum development.

Pullee, Caroline and Pritchard, Tracy (2018) The Creative Bridge: A model for curriculum development. In: GLAD 21st Conference 2018, 7 December 2018, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. (Unpublished)

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The purpose of this paper is to describe the experience of designing a flexible curriculum framework at Falmouth University. Falmouth is a hub for creative thinking and design innovation and has a growing portfolio of courses, on campus, off campus and online, that respond to global market demands. Over the last two years, the University has begun the process of embedding the principles of a curriculum design system across all undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The implementation of the system has facilitated the development of learning design workshops that respond to the University’s 2030 Strategy; they bring together effective pedagogy with educational technologies along with a new curriculum management system that allows students and staff to access course information. The journey began as a project Making the Curriculum Clearer and is now in transition to business as usual across the University. This approach to curriculum design is having a positive impact on learning and teaching and will enhance the student experience and ensure their success. It is anticipated that the new framework will also facilitate the development of interdisciplinary working across course teams, making it easier for students to work with each other. The team is seeking further improvements by creating a library of university-wide common learning outcomes to enhance the student experience of assessment. A catalyst for this research is explored through the lens of two courses, Interior Design and Fashion Marketing, who worked in teams on an industry-led live brief. The project was a resounding success but required each team to return to their course for individual assessment and feedback. As such, this provocation has precipitated the next stage of the Falmouth curriculum design journey.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Education
Fashion & Textiles
Depositing User: Caroline Pullee
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 11:20
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 16:00


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