Resource Library

The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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29 resources found for ‘research higher degrees’.

Higher Degree Research Training Excellence: A Good Practice Framework

Joe Luca, Trish Wolski
Edith Cowan University
2013
Edith Cowan University

A Best Practice Framework to inform and guide Higher Degree by research training excellence in Australia. 

Final Report Download Document (544.95 KB)

Development and evaluation of resources to enhance skills in higher degree research supervision in an intercultural context

Judi Homewood, Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Jacqueline Mackaway, Christa Jacenyik-Trawoger
Macquarie University
2010
Macquarie University

This project addressed postgraduate research supervision in a cross-cultural context from the point of view of both supervisor and candidate, and from the perspective of what institutions can do to support candidates and supervisors. Based on the research data, five different types of resources were developed: ten short video clips with supporting transcripts; 17 written scenarios with key ideas and suggested discussion questions; three documents outlining strategies; a checklist to determine departmental and faculty readiness; and an annotated bibliography with over 100 entries. Resources may be found on the project website and are freely available for use by both candidates and supervisors.

UoN
Final Report Download Document (460.1 KB)

Building distributed leadership for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees

Jillian Hamilton, Susan Carson, Elizabeth Ellison
Queensland University of Technology
2014
Queensland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (NZ), The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney
Final report Download Document (3.88 MB)

Pro-active music higher degrees

Scott Harrison
Griffith University
2014
Griffith University
Final report Download Document (1.35 MB)

Research graduate skills project

Jim Cumming, Margaret Kiley, Mandy Thomas, Linda Hort, Merrilyn Pike, Elizabeth Evans, Anicca Main
The Australian National University
2009
The Australian National University
Final report Download Document (2.57 MB)

Australian Writing Programs Network

Professor Jennifer Webb
University of Canberra
2008
University of Canberra
QUT, UNE
Final report Download Document (3.3 MB)

Dancing Between Diversity and Consistency: Evaluating Assessment in Postgraduate Studies in Dance

Dr Maggi Phillips, Associate Professor Cheryl Stock, Associate Professor Kim Vincs
Edith Cowan University
2009
Edith Cowan University

The project aims to refine a code of assessment for postgraduate research studies in dance in Australia, encompassing the two primary modes of investigation, written and practice-based theses, their distinctiveness and their potential interplay. The code will facilitate best practice in assessment for higher degree studies in dance and related creative arts’ disciplines.

Deakin, QUT
Final report Download Document (616.97 KB)

The Report on the research project, 'Dancing with Diversity and Consistency: Refining Assessment in Post Graduate Degrees in Dance', provides useful information regarding the research methodology employed in the development of the project’s guidelines, which are articulated through its primary research outcomes: the website and booklet.  In reflecting on the very recent history of dance in tertiary contexts, its ‘fledgling status in postgraduate contexts’, and the research methodologies employed, the report succinctly outlines some of the key formulations around research degrees: the transition from dependence to independence; the question of how to assess embodiment in the context of higher degree research; as well as the variations to approach and methodology encountered throughout the course of the project. The report also looks at the factors that contributed to the project’s success as well as those that impeded progress. The report is generous in its acknowledgement of contributing stakeholders, and candid in reflecting on the variations and/or limitations that manifested throughout the research process, and which are likely to influence future developments in creative arts research. By also acknowledging the temporal and/or dynamic nature of the research undertaken, the researchers leave the way open for discussion, dialogue and the whole question of knowledge throughout the expanded field of dance and choreographic practices in particular, and the creative and performing arts in general.

Education Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement

Greg Heath
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2011
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

These Threshold Learning Outcomes cover the degrees of Master of Education (both coursework and research), Master of Teaching and other specialist masters degrees in education offered by Australian Higher Education Providers (HEPs) that meet the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) specifications for Level 9 qualifications. These standards were developed as part of a demonstration project funded by the Australian Government in 2010-11 and facilitated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Academic institutions and teachers, professional bodies, accreditation bodies, and graduates participated in the development of minimum threshold learning outcomes for the discipline.

 ISBN: 978-1-921856-30-3

Education LTAS Statement Download Document (618.56 KB)

Double degrees: research pathways, enabling cross-disciplinarity and enhancing international competitiveness

Dr Bruce Moulton
University of Technology, Sydney
2011
University of Technology, Sydney
Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia
Final Report Download Document (234.74 KB)
Appendix A Download Document (17.75 MB)
Appendix B Download Document (4.17 MB)
Appendix C Download Document (3.47 MB)
Appendix D Download Document (3.47 MB)
Appendix E Download Document (1.91 MB)
Appendix F Download Document (5.59 MB)

Developing a toolkit and framework to support new postgraduate research supervisors in emerging research areas

Professor Eddie Blass, Professor Santina Bertone
Swinburne University of Technology
2014
Swinburne University of Technology
CQUniversity, Edith Cowan University, University of Southern Queensland, Victoria University
Final report Download Document (631.32 KB)
ebook Download Document (2.1 MB)

Outcomes and uptake of explicit research skill development across degree programs

John Willison
The University of Adelaide
2014
The University of Adelaide
James Cook University, La Trobe University, Monash University, University of South Australia
Final report Download Document (462.65 KB)

Incorporating student experience and transformative learning into curriculum design and planning of undergraduate theological degrees

Les Ball
Melbourne College of Divinity
2013
Melbourne College of Divinity
Adelaide College of Divinity, Australian & New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS), Australian Catholic University, Australian College of Theology, Australian Lutheran College, Avondale College, Brisbane College of Theology, Harvest West Bible College, Moore College, Sydney College of Divinity, Tabor College Inc. (SA), Tabor College Inc. (VIC), University of Otago (NZ), Wesley Institute
Final report Download Document (392.97 KB)

Examination of doctoral degrees in creative arts: process, practice and standards

Jen Webb, Donna Lee Brien, Sandra Burr
University of Canberra
2013
University of Canberra
CQUniversity
Final report Download Document (937.29 KB)
Guide Download Document (3.94 MB)

GCTE: A national graduate certificate in tertiary education

Deborah Vale, Belinda Tynan, Robyn Smyth
2010
CQU, ECU, Flinders, Murdoch, UB, UoN
Final Report Download Document (3.05 MB)

Where are our doctoral candidates coming from and why?

Margeret Kiley
The Australian National University
2011
The Australian National University
Edith Cowan University, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology, The University of New South Wales
Final Report Download Document (538.32 KB)

Developing a culture of peer review of teaching through a distributive leadership approach

Robyn Nash, Alan Barnard
Queensland University of Technology
2014
Queensland University of Technology
Curtin University, The University of Adelaide, University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (1.03 MB)

Future-Proofing the Creative Arts in Higher Education

Su Baker, Brad Buckley, Giselle Kett
The University of Melbourne
2009
The University of Melbourne
Final Report Download Document (936.67 KB)

LiFE: Learning interactively for engagement - meeting the pedagogical needs of students from refugee backgrounds

Jenny Silburn, Jaya Earnest, Gabriella De Mori, Linda Butcher
Murdoch University
2010
Murdoch University
CDU, CUT
Final Report Download Document (864.9 KB)

The role of honours in contemporary Australian higher education

Margaret Kiley, David Boud, Robert Cantwell, Catherine Manathunga
The Australian National University
2009
The Australian National University
UoN, UQ, UTS
Final report Download Document (620.16 KB)

Measuring student experience: relationships between teaching quality instruments (TQI) and course experience questionnaire (CEQ)

Joe Hirschberg, Jenny Lye, Martin Davies, Carol Johnston
The University of Melbourne
2011
The University of Melbourne

Results of course experience questionnaires (CEQ) provide Australian tertiary institutions with valuable information on perceptions of their courses. Institutions also survey their students at subject level. This study aimed to determine the degree to which responses recorded on subject level Teaching Quality Indicators (TQI) are related to the CEQ, and whether TQI responses anticipate subsequent CEQ responses.  This study found that TQIs at different institutions are not designed in a consistent manner and that only a small portion of the CEQ responses could be predicted by these TQI. The research established that course characteristics such as: the level of the degree, the Faculty and Department in which the course was taken, the course description, the industry and duties of those who have found employment after completing their course, all strongly influence the CEQ.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Flinders University, Graduate Careers Australia, University of Tasmania, University of Wollongong
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