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Complexity and curriculum : a process approach to curruculum-making.

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  • P. Knight
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>07/2001
<mark>Journal</mark>Teaching in Higher Education
Issue number3
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)369-381
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


It is argued that the complex learning with which higher education institutions are concerned is best promoted by coherent curricula. However, curriculum coherence is not widespread. Outcomes-led rational curriculum planning offers one way of creating coherent curricula, but it is argued that, despite its appeal, it is a poor approach to adopt. An alternative, process model of curriculum creation is described and claims are made about the advantages it can have as an approach to planning coherent learning programmes.