Using the DYD stakeholder consultation process to connect with practitioners to define a set of graduate capabilities for a program

Dowling, David (2012) Using the DYD stakeholder consultation process to connect with practitioners to define a set of graduate capabilities for a program. In: 2012 International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education (EE2012), 18-20 Sep 2012, Coventry, United Kingdom.

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Governments, employers, and industry organisations are calling for more clearly defined 'program outcomes' or 'exit standards' for tertiary education programs in both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. The DYD Stakeholder Consultation Process is designed for this purpose as it can be used by education institutions and/or industry organisations to connect teachers with practitioners and other stakeholders to develop a set of practitioner authenticated Graduate Capabilities for a program in their discipline. The resulting Graduate Capabilities can be used to guide the development of curriculum for a program, to inform a review of existing curriculum, or to guide reviews by external accrediting organisations.
A User's Guide for the DYD Stakeholder Consultation Process is one of the deliverables of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council funded 'Defining Your Discipline To Facilitate Curriculum Renewal in Undergraduate Programs' project. The paper will provide an overview of the DYD project and then describe the ten steps in the DYD Stakeholder Consultation Process, particularly those used to gather, authenticate, and synthesise the information from discipline stakeholder groups. An environmental engineering case study will be used to illustrate the use of the process.
The DYD Process was designed to ensure that the input from each stakeholder is equally valued so that the opinions or biases of individuals or groups do not impact on the final outcome. The DYD Process is an efficient, effective, flexible and inclusive consultation process that has been trialled in four disciplines and at three qualification levels.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 04:56
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: graduate outcomes; stakeholder consultation; environmental engineering
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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