Teaching and assessment for an organisation centred curriculum

Choy, Sarojni C. (2009) Teaching and assessment for an organisation centred curriculum. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21(2), pp. 143-155.

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Purpose: This paper discusses the teaching and assessment strategies for an organisation centred cur-riculum.----- Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a case study. Data was collected from interviews and a focus group with worker-learners enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) course.----- Findings: A project that piloted an organisation centred curriculum framework where learning was in-tegrated in the context of the workplace, met the needs of both, individuals and their workplace. The success of such learning for a cohort of worker-learners was contingent on especially designed teaching and assessment strategies, aligned learning and assessment to the strategic goals of the organisation where the cohort was based and to needs of the individuals. The evaluation of the strategies in the framework shows their potential to optimise learning outcomes for other cohorts and courses. It also highlights the importance of skilling learners for work integrated learning and making explicit the pedagogies and af-fordances available in the workplace.----- Originality/value: Demonstrates the transition from university centred to organisation centred cur-riculum that employs work integrated learning to meet the needs of the workplace and the learners.

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ID Code: 20912
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Assessment, Australia, Curriculum development, Employee development, Organizations, Workplace learning
DOI: 10.1108/13665620910934834
ISSN: 1366-5626
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2009 05:34
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:19

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