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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6 resources found for ‘arts’.

Creative & Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement

Jonathan Holmes, Wendy Fountain
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2010
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Academic standards covering programs of study for  bachelor and coursework masters degrees in creative writing; dance; drama and performance; music and sound; screen and media; and visual art. These standards were developed as part of a demonstration project funded by the Australian Government in 2010 and facilitated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Academic institutions and teachers, professional bodies, accreditation bodies, employers and graduates participated in the development of minimum threshold learning outcomes for the discipline.

ISBN: 978-1-921856-27-3

Creative/Performing Arts LTAS Statement Download Document (918.21 KB)

Quality assessment: linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences: Final Report

Jennifer Gore, James Ladwig, Wendy Elsworth, Hywel Ellis, Robert Parkes, Tom Griffiths
The University of Newcastle
2009
The University of Newcastle
Final Report Download Document (636.62 KB)

 

The report uses the concept of ‘authentic pedagogy’, which has been developed from earlier work. This purports to measure demonstration of disciplinary depth, depth of analysis, richness of communication and the extent to which problematic nature of knowledge is recognised. The report is dense but well referenced and examines correlation between assessment tasks and standards, as well as providing an ‘audit’ of the quality of assessment tasks. It suggests that it provides explicit criteria which lecturers can use to measure specific achievement in their subject area. The sample size is small and self selected; all are in social sciences, except for the odd inclusion of languages. The results are statistically analysed to ensure validity, although the variance may be questionable. 
The assessment task quality descriptors provide a useful framework for those designing assessment tasks although the meta-language criterion is, in the reviewers view, tied to the philosophical underpinnings and may confuse those unfamiliar with it or provide an issue for those who do not accept this stance. The strength of the report lies in the clarity with which the descriptors and the authentic achievement scales are described and in the examples which are included in the report. The results of the study usefully show that tasks which are intellectually challenging and engaging produce work which is consistent with broad academic standards (although these are not  defined).  The approach using a variety of inputs, including workshops, development of a tertiary assessment practice guide and scoring manual make this a much needed additional resource which could assist in improving assessment in universities in the Social Sciences. Its complexity and less obvious applicability for assessment in the humanities may make it less accessible for some academics.

History Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement

I.M. Hay
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2010
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Academic standards covering programs of study for a bachelor degree with a major in history. These standards were developed as part of a demonstration project funded by the Australian Government in 2010 and facilitated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Academic institutions and teachers, professional bodies, accreditation bodies, employers and graduates participated in the development of minimum threshold learning outcomes for the discipline.

ISBN: 978-1-921856-31-0

History LTAS Statement Download Document (788.99 KB)

Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Resources for Geography and History

Iain Hay
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2011
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Resources to support the development and use of academic learning and teaching standards for the geography and history disciplines. These resources were developed during the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project.

LTAS Resources for Geography and History Download Document (101.33 KB)

After standards: Engaging and embedding history standards using international best practice to inform curriculum renewal

Sean Brawley, Jennifer Clark, Chris Dixon, Lisa Ford, Erik Nielsen, Shawn Ross, Stuart Upton
The University of New South Wales
2013
The University of New South Wales
The University of Queensland, University of New England
Final report Download Document (4.3 MB)

Geography Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement

I.M. Hay
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2010
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

Academic standards covering programs of study for a bachelor degree with a major in geography. These standards were developed as part of a demonstration project funded by the Australian Government in 2010 and facilitated by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Academic institutions and teachers, professional bodies, accreditation bodies, employers and graduates participated in the development of minimum threshold learning outcomes for the discipline.

ISBN: 978-1-921856-32-7

Geography LTAS Statement Download Document (759.02 KB)