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5 resources found for ‘threshold concepts’.

Engineering Thresholds: an Approach to Curriculum Renewal

Sally Male
The University of Western Australia
2012
The University of Western Australia
Final Report Download Document (527.1 KB)
Inventory Guide Download Document (925.74 KB)
Threshold Concept Inventory Download Document (899.73 KB)

Using threshold concepts to generate a new understanding of teaching and learning biology

Charlotte Taylor, Pauline Ross, Chris Hughes, Louise Lutze-Mann, Noel Whitaker, Vicky Tzioumis
The University of Sydney
2011
The University of Sydney

Threshold concepts are concepts central to the mastery of a specific discipline. The project team created a generic model for using these concepts to explore and reflect on student misconceptions and the teaching of troublesome knowledge for use by teachers in biology.  Student understanding of the concepts was tested and interventions designed to help improve understanding.  A biology teaching package was created along with a generic teaching model and guidelines to assist learning. Project publications and resources are available at the project website.

The University of New South Wales, University of Western Sydney
Final Report Download Document (1017.31 KB)

A threshold concepts focus to curriculum design: supporting student learning through application of variation theory

Gerlese Ã…kerlind , Jo McKenzie , Mandy Lupton
The Australian National University
2011
The Australian National University
Queensland University of Technology, The University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney

Engineering education for social and environmental justice

Caroline Baillie, Rita Armstrong
The University of Western Australia
2013
The University of Western Australia
Engineers without Borders (Australia), Murdoch University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), The University of Sydney
Final report Download Document (2.45 MB)

An adaptive e-learning community of practice for mechanics courses in engineering

M.Asif Khawaja
The University of New South Wales
2013
The University of New South Wales
University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong
Final Report Download Document (3.62 MB)