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Gold Standard Curriculum Framework

 

The Gold Standard Curriculum (GSC) Framework is a starting-point for enhancement conversations about curriculum design – at programme team and university levels. As well as providing a shared reference point and vocabulary for these conversations, it will be used to enable more systematic sharing of existing good practice and innovation in curriculum design at Edinburgh Napier. It will also facilitate future enhancements through a supportive process underpinned by resources and workshops. These will bring together curriculum design expertise from around the university to make it more accessible to programme teams.

 

A process of staff consultation identified the framework’s five main themes – Employability; Global Focus; Inclusion; Sustainability; and Research- and Practice-Integration – as a focus for enhancing curriculum design over the coming years. Student-centredness is the guiding principle in the centre, encouraging us to ask: how does our curriculum enhancement engage, involve, respond to, and benefit students? Embedded in all the themes are two cross-cutting ones: digital and information literacy; and community and citizenship (represented by the circle surrounding the five themes in the diagram below).

 

 Gold Standard Curriculum framework’s five main themes – Employability; Global Focus; Inclusion; Sustainability; and Research- and Practice-Integration – with the two cross-cutting themes: digital and information literacy; and community and citizenship

 

 

GSCF MS Teams channel
Join in the discussion and stay up to date with further developments through the MS Teams channel within the Learning & Teaching Network site. Request access by emailing dlte@napier.ac.uk.

 

For further information please contact Dr Marita le Vaul-Grimwood, SFHEA, Associate Professor: Curriculum Design by emailing m.levaul-grimwood@napier.ac.uk​

 

Further reading

Gold Standard Curriculum Framework: answering your questions, Learning & Teaching Matters, Issue 17, June 2021
https://edinburghnapieruniversity.newsweaver.com/rg15q74uj5/leked2ro7z5mesd1jzdp90

Introducing the Gold Standard Curriculum Framework, Learning & Teaching Matters, Issue 16, May 2021
https://edinburghnapieruniversity.newsweaver.com/rg15q74uj5/leked2ro7z5mesd1jzdp90​

 

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