Curriculum Models for the 21st Century

Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education

  • Maree Gosper
  • Dirk Ifenthaler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Maree Gosper, Dirk Ifenthaler
    Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Consideration for the Twenty-First Century Curriculum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. John G. Hedberg, Michael Stevenson
      Pages 17-33
  4. Case Studies: Moving Beyond Traditional Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Dirk Ifenthaler, Maree Gosper
      Pages 73-89
    3. Farrokh Mistree, Jitesh H. Panchal, Dirk Schaefer, Janet K. Allen, Sammy Haroon, Zahed Siddique
      Pages 91-111
    4. Mandy Kienhuis, Andrea Chester
      Pages 135-153
    5. Meg Colasante, Amanda Kimpton, Jennifer Hallam
      Pages 181-210
  5. Technological and Pedagogical Innovations Influencing Curriculum Renewal

  6. Sustainable Practice in Technology-Rich Environments

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 443-444

About this book


Changing student profiles and the increasing availability of mainstream and specialized learning technologies are stretching the traditional face-to-face models of teaching and learning in higher education. Institutions, too, are facing far-reaching systemic changes which are placing strains on existing resources and physical infrastructure and calling into question traditional ways of teaching through lectures and tutorials. And, with an ever-increasing scrutiny on teaching and teachers’ accountability for positive educational outcomes, the call for closer attention to learning, teaching and, most especially, to the design and delivery of the curriculum is given increasing relevance and importance.

Research provides strong evidence of the potential for technologies to facilitate not only cognition and learning but also to become integral components in the redesign of current curriculum models. Some Universities and individual academics have moved along this pathway, developing new and innovative curriculum, blending pedagogies and technologies to suit their circumstances. Yet, there are others, unsure of the possibilities, the opportunities and constraints in these changing times. Curriculum Models for the 21st Century gives insights into how teaching and learning can be done differently. The focus is on a whole of curriculum approach, looking at theoretical models and examples of practice which capitalize on the potential of technologies to deliver variations and alternatives to the more traditional lecture-based model of University teaching.​


Curriculum development Curriculum reform Sustainable learning environments TCPK Technology content pedagogic knowledge Technology integration in education

Editors and affiliations

  • Maree Gosper
    • 1
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
    • 2
  1. 1.Learning and Teaching CentreMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Open Universities AustraliaMelbourneAustralia

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