A framework for first year curriculum design and pedagogy: intersecting the Threshold Learning Outcomes, disciplinary knowledge and the first year pedagogy principles

Lawrence, Jill and Allen, Pamela and Thomas, Theda and Wallace, Joy and Clark, Jennifer and Jones, Adrian and Cole, Bronwyn and Sheridan-Burns, Lynette (2016) A framework for first year curriculum design and pedagogy: intersecting the Threshold Learning Outcomes, disciplinary knowledge and the first year pedagogy principles. In: Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS) Conference 2016, 29 June – 2 July 2016, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

The intersections between disciplinary knowledge, Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) and first year pedagogy principles remain largely unexplored in the Australian context. This paper reviews how these perspectives developed,
their implications for quality assurance and the ways they can be integrated to facilitate students’ learning. The paper introduces a project funded by the Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT): Renewing first year curriculum for social sciences and humanities. The project investigated what students need to learn in their disciplines in first year so that, upon
graduation, they are able to demonstrate their discipline TLOs. The framework developed by the project positions and visualises the connections between the three perspectives and how they can be linked to assist academics to design
curricula that not only enable first year students to engage with the changed ways of thinking and studying at university but also with their discipline knowledge and requirements.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 23:41
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: Threshold Learning Outcomes; disciplinary knowledge; first year pedagogy principles
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29830

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