As I finish up my latest course on Curriculum, I have come across a couple of articles that I would like to share. They offer a very different view of curriculum, and they take their metaphors from widely different sources. I have distilled the articles down into visual presentations, but I encourage you to read (if it makes you curious...).
A Zen journey in the living map of curriculum
Jie Yu, Louisiana State University, Journal of Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, Vol 6 No 2, 2006
download article here (free online journal)