Three perspectives on a collaborative, whole-of-program process of curriculum change

Hammer, Sara and McDonald, Janet and Forbes, Melissa (2014) Three perspectives on a collaborative, whole-of-program process of curriculum change. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 5 (1). pp. 47-62. ISSN 1838-3815

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In this paper we reflect on a collaborative, process developed in an Australian university to support whole-of-program curriculum change. The aim of the change process is to enhance employment outcomes of Creative Arts students by aligning the curriculum with disciplinary Threshold Learning Outcomes. In this qualitative, case study the author-participants evaluate an emerging four-stage process of support for curriculum change and use reflective data from three perspectives: that of the academic developer, the head of program, and the discipline leader, to assess the usefulness of each stage and reflect about what each of us has learned. We conclude that key features of our process, such as its collaborative approach, have resulted in positive outcomes for participants. These include opportunities for situated learning, genuine ownership and deep engagement with the curriculum change process, including desired program outcomes, as well as reflective practice and a greater shared understanding.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Division of Academic Services - Learning and Teaching Support
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 07:17
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 06:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic development; curriculum change; collaboration; employabiity; situated; Threshold Learning Outcomes; higher education research
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum

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