Building sustainable and effective assurance of learning process in a changing higher education environment

French, Erica and Lawson, Romy and Taylor, Tracy and Herbert, James and Fallshaw, Eveline and Hall, Cathy and Kinash, Shelley and Summers, Jane (2012) Building sustainable and effective assurance of learning process in a changing higher education environment. In: ANZAM 2012: Managing for Volatility and Instability, 5-7 Dec 2011, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

In a study of assuring learning in Australian Business Schools, 25 Teaching and Learning Associate Deans were interviewed to identify current issues in developing and measuring the quality of teaching and learning outcomes. Results indicate that for most institutions developing a perspective on graduate attributes and mapping assessments to measure outcomes across an entire program required knowledge creation and the building of new inclusive processes. Common elements of effective practice, namely those which offered consistently superior outcomes, included: inclusive processes; embedded graduate attributes throughout a program; alongside consistent and appropriate assessment. Results indicate that assurance of learning processes are proliferating nationally while quality of teaching and learning outcomes and in the processes for assuring it is increasing as a result.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 The Authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 05:17
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum development; learning; business education; accreditation
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33019

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