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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9 resources found for ‘rural’.

Renewing rural and regional teacher education curriculum

Simone White, Jodie Kline
Deakin University
2012
Deakin University
Edith Cowan University
Final report Download Document (765.74 KB)
Evaluation Download Document (211.12 KB)

Rethinking law curriculum: developing strategies to prepare law graduates for practice in rural and regional Australia

Amanda Kennedy
University of New England
2013
University of New England
Deakin University, La Trobe University, Southern Cross University, University of Southern Queensland, University of Wollongong
Final Report Download Document (1.97 MB)

Developing strategies to address critical teacher attraction and retention issues in Australian rural, regional and remote schools

Don Boyd, Emmy Terry, Sue Trinidad
Curtin University
2013
Curtin University
Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Western Australia
Final Report Download Document (2.87 MB)

Pre-service teacher education partnerships: creating an effective practicum model for rural and regional preservice teachers

Josephine Ryan, Melitta Jones
Australian Catholic University
2012
Australian Catholic University
La Trobe University
Final Report Download Document (317.95 KB)

Application of a clinical staff development model (Teaching on the Run) to allied health and multi-professional audiences and to rural and remote settings

Fiona Lake, Margaret Potter, Derrick Webley, Chris Norman
The University of Western Australia
2009
The University of Western Australia
CUT, UQ
Fellowship Report Download Document (656.17 KB)

Delivering optometric graduates ready for practice beyond the cities and ready to serve an ageing population

Barbara Junghans, Helen Dalton (editors)
The University of New South Wales
2011
The University of New South Wales
Final Report Download Document (5.44 MB)
Curriculum Materials Download Document (2.32 MB)

Developing primary teacher education students' professional capacities for children's diverse mathematics achievement and learning needs

Sandra Frid, Len Sparrow, Chris Hurst, Lina Pelliccione, Susan Beltman, Diana Van Straalen
Curtin University of Technology
2010
Curtin University of Technology

The aim of this project was to enhance primary teacher education students' capacities as mathematics teachers, catering for children’s diverse achievement and learning needs.  there is a focus teaching Indigenous children and children in regional, rural and remote locations. A series of authentic learning and assessment tasks undertaken by the students are provided on a CD.

Final Report Download Document (382.81 KB)
Resource CD Download Document (20.94 MB)

Ensuring quality graduates of pharmacology: Final Investigation Report

Anna-Marie Babey, Shane Bullock, Elizabeth Davis, Joanne Favaloro, Lynette Fernandes, Tina Hinton, Hilary Lloyd, Ian Musgrave, James Ziogas
The University of Melbourne
2010
The University of Melbourne
Adelaide, JCU, Monash, RMIT, Sydney, UWA
Final Report Download Document (932.14 KB)

This project report addresses the important issue of the consistency and quality of Pharmacology teaching across institutions in Australia.  It is, in effect, a comprehensive scoping exercise carried out in 2008. Importantly, it draws on information from students, academics and industry stakeholders. The project also involved a number of workshops integrated with the pharmacological society interest groups. The data obtained provides for a strong foundation for future curriculum development. Another important outcome is the formation of an education network within the discipline to provide a platform for ongoing curriculum renewal.

This is a well-written, clearly presented stand-alone resource that is an excellent exemplar of how such scoping activities should be conducted. The survey covers different cohorts of students in the science and health sciences area who have to learn pharmacological principles. The survey instrument is appended to the report and, as such, provides a very useful template for others to adapt. It would be of significant use and interest to a broad range of other discipline-based initiatives that are planning such a comprehensive benchmarking exercise. In particular, this report would be of considerable value to other disciplines who engage in service teaching of standard content to diverse student cohorts.

One of the more interesting findings relate to the data around the student's preferred teaching/learning methods. This information has implications that may well extend beyond the health sciences. Future developments from this project should be accessible through the newly-formed Australian Pharmacology and Therapeutics Education Network (APTEN).

Creating cultural empathy and challenging attitudes through Indigenous narratives

Toni Wain
Edith Cowan University
2013
Edith Cowan University

The project collected stories from Indigenous people about their experiences with health care services to enhance relationships and the development of lasting empathy. A national library of multi-media narratives of Indigenous experiences was establised on the project website and is a powerful resource catering for different learning and teaching styles and addresses curriculum outcomes for a number of health disciplines.

Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Health Consumers’ Council of Western Australia, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Final Report Download Document (286.8 KB)
Evaluation Report Download Document (629.71 KB)