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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75 resources found for ‘problem based learning’.
Designing a diverse, future-orientated vision for undergraduate psychology in Australia
This impressive resource, developed following extensive consultations with key stakeholders, presents a comprehensive list of key attributes psychology students can develop during their undergraduate studies. By extending the principles of the scientist-practitioner model, there is no doubt that it will become a valuable research-led resource for both students and teachers of psychology.
This resource clearly delineates what will be learned, how it will be learned, what the learning outcomes will be, and how these apply in both the traditional psychology laboratory and in real world settings. This juxtaposition of laboratory and real world learning applications provides added value by challenging students to think more widely. In doing so, it enhances the identity of psychology. Accordingly, the resource is also relevant to students and teachers in Psychiatry and the allied health disciplines.
It may be necessary, however, to make explicit the academic background required for using this resource. For example, it may be essential to flag that empirical skills are a pre-requisite given that Research Methods in Psychology (Attribute 2) are traditionally quantitative. That undergraduate students are becoming interested in qualitative research approaches raises the question of why this is not included in Attribute 2. This is even more questionable given the learning outcome of describing and applying the different research methods used by psychologists and demonstrating practical skills in laboratory-based and other psychological research.
The theoretical orientation and attributes reflect the resource's orientation to a specific cohort of students, which in this discipline is not necessarily a bad thing.
Exploring problem-based learning pedagogy as transformative education in Indigenous Australian studies
Development and evaluation of a problem-based course in epidemiology
Demonstrating distributed leadership through cross-disciplinary peer networks: responding to climate change complexity
Renewing the curriculum to more effectively accommodate clinical rotation
A national soil science curriculum in response to the needs of students, academic staff, industry, and the wider community
Taking clinical psychology postgraduate training into the next decade: aligning competencies to the curriculum
eDST: Decision support tools for multi-disciplinary applications in higher education
Teaching scientific inquiry skills: a handbook for bioscience educators in Australian universities
Twenty-six cases of current teaching practices are identified and described using a framework based on the degree of inquiry inherent in student tasks; the independence expected of students in performing tasks; the tasks’ learning objectives; and the learning environment. Six innovative learning designs incorporating educational technologies are presented in the Hand book. Recommendations are made about evaluating student learning of scientific inquiry skills. A website presents project findings.
Inquiry-oriented learning in science: transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives
Practice-based education: enhancing practice and pedagogy
Design based curriculum reform within engineering education
An integrated system for online clinical assessment of practical skills (eCAPS) for web-based courses
Assessing and improving spatial ability for design-based disciplines utilising online systems
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.
Outcomes-based planning, graduated descriptors and quality indicators for pharmacy experiential placements
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.
Heads of School leadership - effective relationships as the cornerstone for teaching and learning improvement
Implementing effective learning designs
Developing and disseminating team skills capacities using interactive online tools for team formation,
Indigenous teaching and learning at Australian universities: developing research-based exemplars for good practice
This Fellowship aimed to provide practitioners in the field of Indigenous teaching with a set of ‘research-based, practical exemplars for good practice’. Fifteen suggested approaches to indigenous teaching are provided on the fellowship website which also includes a comprehensive resources section.
Rewarding and recognising quality teaching in higher education through systemic implementation of indicators and metrics on teaching and teacher effectiveness
The reports and outcomes from the Teaching Quality Indicators (TQI) project.
- The following substantial reports were released from this this project.
- Eight universities conducted pilot projects and the reports which are available here.
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