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8 resources found for ‘alignment’.
Taking clinical psychology postgraduate training into the next decade: aligning competencies to the curriculum
Engineering Science and Practice: Alignment and Synergies in Curriculum Innovation
Facilitating work integrated learning (WIL) through skills-enabled e-portfolios in construction and nursing
Quality assessment: linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences: Final Report
Quality assessment: linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences
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.
Experiential learning in sociology: the grounded assignment and tutorial system (GATS) approach
Assessment policy and impact on practice: sharpening the policy review process in Australian universities
Recent changes to institutional assessment policies have sought to align content, intended outcomes, pedagogies and assessment practices. This project developed a set of practical guidelines for reviewing and analysing assessment policies in Australian universities. The report focused upon assessment policy review and analysis as a process, and a framework for review of learning and teaching policy was developed.
Peer Review of Teaching in Australian Higher Education
While there is growing interest in peer review of teaching in the Australian higher education sector, the level of awareness and expertise is variable. Some institutions have established processes in place. At other institutions involvement is variable in approach and tends to be localised to particular faculties or departments. The team believes the challenge in improving the uptake and effectiveness of peer review of teaching is largely a policy one at the level of individual institutions. This project will create a new, easy-to-use set of resources to assist institutions to effectively implement policies and programs for the peer review of teaching. A key feature of this project will be the development of a distinctive approach to peer review of teaching that embodies an Australian conception of the scholarship of teaching and that aligns with existing national initiatives for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education.