Curriculum Review: Guiding Questions, Data Sources & Planning
Guiding questions are critical questions or concerns that guide the curriculum review process (University of Calgary, 2019). Similar to a research study, a curriculum review uses guiding questions to focus inquiry on specific aspects of curriculum. You will not be able to investigate every facet of a curriculum, so the guiding questions identify what you most want to explore in the review; these could range from broad encompassing questions to specific curricular concerns.
- Help you define your investigation
- Help identify what types of data to collect and can be used to write questions for student and instructor surveys and focus groups
- Structure the findings section of the curriculum review report
- Inform the development of an action plan
- Form the foundation of the interim report