Cantwell, R. H., Scevak, J., & Parkes, R. J. (2010). Aligning intellectual development with curriculum, instruction and assessment. In R. H. Cantwell & J. Scevak (Eds.), An academic life: A handbook for new academics (pp. 16-24). Camberwell, Victoria: ACER Press.
I have two co-authored chapters in this primer for new academics, both of which explores aspect of curriculum design in higher education. This particular chapter argues that University curriculum is complex and abstract, and becomes increasingly more complex and abstract as students progress through their degree programmes. It explores the kinds of intellectual demands that typify academic learning, how these change over time, and how to align curriculum, instruction and assessment to ensure rigour in learning design.