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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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Graduate attributes statements database

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Calvin Smith
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney

 

Introductory Commentary

This resource forms part of a larger collection.  It is recommended that readers refer also to:

1.  http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/discussionpapers.htm
and
2. http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/videos.htm

This is one of the outcomes of the National GAP (Graduate Attributes Project), a national scoping study of Australian universities' recent activities in relation to the development of graduate attributes. It is an aggregation of de-identified university graduate attributes statements, gathered in 2007-08. The statements were sorted into groups describing similar graduate attributes. They are presented as 'Enabling' level attributes (broader dispositions: scholarship, global citizenship, life-long learning) and 'Translation' level (more discrete, discipline-specific attributes: research and enquiry; information literacy; personal and intellectual autonomy; ethical, social and professional understanding and communication).

The boundaries between categories are artificial and some relate to more than one category.

This web resource includes a clickable visual map showing these eight subcategories. Links take the user to an aggregation of university statements of attributes -- for example, when universities include an attribute related to critical thinking, here are examples of how they phrase that statement. Even though these were gathered in 2007-08, they are unlikely to date -- the database shows the similarities and differences in statements.

This is a useful resource for those considering reviewing their attributes. It also shows the broad emphases in attributes across the sector.

Outcomes-based planning, graduated descriptors and quality indicators for pharmacy experiential placements

Susanne Owen, Ieva Stupans, Greg Ryan, Leigh M. McKauge, Jim Woulfe
University of South Australia
2011
University of South Australia

Outcomes from the project include: seventeen experiential learning and assessment tasks published within an online central repository website, the development and trialling of a competency graduated descriptors tool, and a quality indicators framework  indicating stakeholder responsibilities and pre-placement during placement and post placement aspects.  The online repository is available at the project website.

The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney
Final Report Download Document (2.15 MB)