Graduate attributes: innovative knowledge management or a quality aberration?

Pedersen, Cec (2002) Graduate attributes: innovative knowledge management or a quality aberration? In: 6th International Research Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge Management (QIK 2002): Convergence in the Digital Economy, 17-20 Feb 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Expectations of what constitutes competent and capable graduates from Universities and Colleges have been reported in a number of significant reports in Australia, eg. Mayer, Finn and Karpin. However, until recently there have been few significant attempts to use graduate attributes as either a knowledge management strategy or quality process in Australian Universities. This paper outlines and discusses the development of generic graduate attributes at an Australian University as a first stage to using competency profiling as a leadership strategy for 'knowledge' management. It also draws attention to the possibilities for knowledge management by focusing on quality processes to develop specific competencies, at discipline levels. This is done by the use of generic graduate attributes as the primary focus for a detailed audit of the attributes being developed, as well as auditing the teaching and assessment strategies being utilised to attain those attributes. Four relevant educational leadership theories are then identified and discussed in terms of the situational issues that are raised in the paper. Those theories are strategic leadership, organisation-wide leadership, educative leadership, and teacher centred leadership.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2013 05:35
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2013 05:35
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6759

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