Research article

Enhancing higher education curricula: A case study from the University of Waikato, New Zealand

Authors
  • Robyn Longhurst
  • Alister Jones

Abstract

In 2014, the University of Waikato launched the Curriculum Enhancement Programme (CEP). As the leaders of this programme we have used auto-ethnography to reflect critically on our experience. Throughout the course of the CEP some things have gone well; others, in hindsight, have not gone so well and in retrospect we would have done them differently. This includes using more channels of communication, more frequently, especially with staff; getting all of Waikato's faculties to pull together more effectively as one institution; and working harder to increase students' opportunities for interdisciplinarity in teaching and research. These lessons, we hope, will be helpful for others also embarking on wide-scale curriculum change.

Keywords: CURRICULUM, AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY, TRANSFORMATION, CHANGE, DEGREE ARCHITECTURE, NEW ZEALAND

How to Cite:

Longhurst, R. & Jones, A., (2018) “Enhancing higher education curricula: A case study from the University of Waikato, New Zealand”, London Review of Education 16(2), 268–278. doi: https://doi.org/10.18546/LRE.16.2.07

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Published on
17 Jul 2018
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