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Curriculum design for assuring learning – leading the way

Lawson, R. (2015) Curriculum design for assuring learning – leading the way. University of Wollongong/Office for Learning and Teaching

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Abstract

Assuring learning is a vital element in educational practice. It is a feedback mechanism for learning and teaching practice, allowing educators to review students’ achievements in relation to the expectations set for the learning experience, and to use this data to continually inform practice. All those involved in education should be engaged with assuring learning, but in the current standards-driven climate, it is regularly viewed as a compliance activity and a burden that encroaches on teaching and research time. This view needs to be dismissed: a cultural change is required to encourage mindsets that recognise that assurance of learning is beneficial to students, academics and institutions in improving learning and teaching experiences. This fellowship takes a step towards re-engaging academics with assurance of learning by examining curriculum design in a holistic manner, fostering a collaborative approach to design…

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: Final Report. 2013 National Teaching Fellowship
Publisher: University of Wollongong/Office for Learning and Teaching
Publishers Website: http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-curriculum-design-a...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/33126
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