This project identified and disseminated several current models of embedding graduate skills in business programs around Australia. An intensive workshop model of embedding graduates skills was developed and trialled. Practical teaching and learning resources on teamwork, critical thinking, ethical practice and sustainability were developed and may be found on the project website.
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Historical thinking in higher education
This is a well-researched, lucidly and frank report on the similarities and contrasts in attitudes between academics and students involved in university-level study of history. It is a most valuable report and deserves wide discussion among staff and students about the 'why' and 'how' of historical study.
In general, it highlights (although does not identify) the contrasts between academics who would like all students to be like those they eventually teach in Honours, and the majority of students who simple find history 'interesting'. Few students understand an undergraduate 'major' in history as more than a collection of subjects chosen from interest.
The report highlights the importance of the sharing of good practice. It does not provide practical examples of how better to engage students, particularly in introducing them to research methodologies, but has an extensive bibliography.
There are perplexing contrasts revealed between student responses at different universities, suggesting that heads of departments should find this a most useful starting-point for curriculum discussion. This is all the more important because of the worrying evidence adduced that some academics respond to student 'disengagement' by expressing despair about current student and cultural behaviours rather than by seeking innovative ways to re-engage students with sustained historical study.
The report suggests that individual heads of history programs should take the initiative in working with professional bodies to make improvements. For the recommendations to be more effective, those bodies (particularly the Australian Historical Association) should also be responsible for ensuring that this happens: they were established to provide national leadership.
Implementing effective learning designs
Taking clinical psychology postgraduate training into the next decade: aligning competencies to the curriculum
Renewing the curriculum to more effectively accommodate clinical rotation
A national discipline-specific professional development program for lecturers and tutors in the mathematical sciences
Teaching standards framework project
Embedding the development and grading of generic skills across the business curriculum: Final Report
Embedding the development and grading of generic skills across the business curriculum
This practical resource focuses on a subset of business graduate skills: team work, critical thinking, ethical practice and sustainability . Provided are comprehensive literature reviews, real work case studies, lesson plans, suggested teaching methods, and a standards of achievement framework including guides on how to create learning outcomes and assessment rubrics from the standards. All resources are housed at this website.
Development and evaluation of resources to enhance skills in higher degree research supervision in an intercultural context
This project addressed postgraduate research supervision in a cross-cultural context from the point of view of both supervisor and candidate, and from the perspective of what institutions can do to support candidates and supervisors. Based on the research data, five different types of resources were developed: ten short video clips with supporting transcripts; 17 written scenarios with key ideas and suggested discussion questions; three documents outlining strategies; a checklist to determine departmental and faculty readiness; and an annotated bibliography with over 100 entries. Resources may be found on the project website and are freely available for use by both candidates and supervisors.