From policy borrowing to implementation: an illuminative evaluation of learning and teaching in higher education in Australia (2002 to 2008)

Alderman, Gwendolyn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6863-5633 (2014) From policy borrowing to implementation: an illuminative evaluation of learning and teaching in higher education in Australia (2002 to 2008). [Thesis (PhD/Research)]


Abstract

This study documents and theorises the consequences of the 2003 Australian Government Reform Package focussed on learning and teaching in Higher Education during the period 2002 to 2008. This is achieved through the perspective of program evaluation and the methodology of illuminative evaluation. The findings suggest that the three national initiatives of that time, Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), and Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), were successful in repositioning learning and teaching as a core activity in universities. However, there were unintended consequences brought about by international policy borrowing, when the short-lived nature of LTPF suggests a legacy of quality compliance rather than one of quality enrichment.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Supervisors: Lidstone, John
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 23:53
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 23:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: bibliometric analysis; content analysis; descriptive statistical analysis; evaluative research; government review; higher education; illuminative evaluation; learning and teaching quality; pedagogy; quality assurance
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440903 Social program evaluation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43290

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