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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5 resources found for ‘arts’.

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

Jennifer Gore, James Ladwig, Wendy Elsworth, Hywel Ellis, Robert Parkes, Tom Griffiths
The University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle
Framework Download Document (535.62 KB)

The framework is diagrammatically portrayed as a circle with the elements of the previously developed Assessment characteristics as the inner circle and a range of factors identified as Student Support and Significance as the outer circle. The purpose of the framework is to enable academics to have increased support in assessment task design. It is located in a philosophy of social constructivism, which needs to be recognised by those using the framework and while generalisable, it is likely to be of particular interest to those teaching in the social sciences. The instructions on the use of the guide are clear, which allows for easy navigation. Explanations and definitions are given of each of the elements of the model and suggestions for the improvement of tasks provide assistance for those coming to assessment de novo. There may be some scepticism about the characteristic of meta-language but it is a useful debate to have, given that it is more particular to education than some other social sciences. The material on significance also is embedded in the philosophical approach and it provides important material on understanding what students bring to learning and how this intersects with assessment. This, together with the Student Support material, brings strengths to the model which are often not considered by academics but which are vital to ensure authentic learning. Explicit quality criteria, high expectations and student direction articulate those areas of assessment which frequently are not considered by academics, to the frustration of students. The elaborations and suggestions for academics are a real strength of this model.  The report provides pro forma and samples which add to the value of the resource. 

Curriculum development in studio teaching

Associate Professor Robert Zehner, Dr Graham Forsyth, Elizabeth Musgrave, Douglas Neale, Associate Professor Barbara de la Harpe, Dr Fiona Peterson, Noel Frankham, Stephanie Wilson, Karin Watson
The University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales
Final Report, Cover Download Document (3.98 MB)
Final Report, Volume 1 Download Document (1.19 MB)
Final Report, Volume 2 Download Document (1.25 MB)
Final Report, Volume 3 Download Document (453.85 KB)
Final Report, Volume 4 Download Document (9.33 MB)

Assessing graduate screen production outputs in nineteen Australian film schools

Josko Petkovic
Murdoch University
Murdoch University
Flinders University, Griffith University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (3.22 MB)

Authentic assessment in practice settings: a participatory design approach

Di Bloomfield, Belinda Chambers, Suzanne Egan, James Goulding, Peter Reimann, Fran Waugh, Simone White
The University of Sydney
The University of Sydney
Charles Sturt University, Monash University
Final report Download Document (1.66 MB)

Assessing and improving spatial ability for design-based disciplines utilising online systems

Ken Sutton, Rebecca Allen
The University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle

An online psychometric test of spatial ability (the 3D Ability test) was developed specifically for design-based disciplines. A series of online interactive 3D learning tasks designed to improve spatial skills are also provided. The learning tasks include remediation options for poor performers and purpose-designed gender neutral activities to address the gender bias in spatial performance. The test and 3D learning tasks are available on the project website.

Final Report Download Document (1.11 MB)
Identified Spatial Tests Download Document (1.47 MB)
Challenges and Lessons Download Document (553.96 KB)
Success Factors Download Document (528.5 KB)