The future of history: towards a meaningful measurement of student learning in regional universities

Mason, Robert (2011) The future of history: towards a meaningful measurement of student learning in regional universities. In: PAMA 2011: Global Educators for Contemporary Learning Communities, 30 May-10 Jun 2011, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

Regional universities are in a transitional period in which student engagement and learning are re-evaluated. In an effort to maintain course quality, the Australian government introduced the 'Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency', which is tasked with measuring students' acquisition of 'Graduate Attributes and Skills'. This task has particular implications for regional universities, where courses have higher proportions of cross-faculty and cross-programmatic enrolments because of economies of scale and budgetary constraints. This paper focuses on the acquisition of 'Graduate Attributes and Skills' in the Arts Faculty of the regional University of Southern Queensland. The paper suggests different learning expectations of 'Graduate Attributes and Skills' amongst students enrolled in history courses. It points to the implications for these differences in learning outcomes, and the particular pertinence of this given the new framework for measuring learning and teaching in Australian universities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This paper is not Reportable.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 01:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning outcomes; regional universities; graduate attributes
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21477

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