Designing and developing a scenario-based curriculum for cyber education in HE

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Designing cyber security courses in Higher Education can be a balancing act between an understanding of the theory of cyber security and the practicality of application of this knowledge to a changing landscape. Scenario-based learning is an active learning technique which offers a potential bridge between these two goals, allowing learners to both achieve an understanding of core concepts whilst being asked to apply them to more complex and imprecise problems. This chapter presents a case study which documents the application of scenario-based learning to a cyber security module, highlighting the rationale behind using this technique, how the module was designed with scenario-based learning at its core, and guidance for the reader who may wish to apply this technique to their own security modules.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCybersecurity Teaching in Higher Education
EditorsLeslie F. Sikos, Paul Haskell-Dowland
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783031242168
ISBN (Print)9783031242151, 9783031242182
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2023


  • designing
  • developing
  • scenario based curriculum
  • cyber education
  • higher education (HE)
  • cyber security


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