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

French, Erica L., Lawson, Romy, Taylor, Tracy, Herbert, James, Fallshaw, Eveline, Hall, Cathy, Kinash, Shelley, & Summers, Jane (2012) Building sustainable and effective assurance of learning process in a changing higher education environment. In 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference : Managing for Volatility and Instability, 5 -7 December 2012, Perth, WA.

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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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ID Code: 55477
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Curriculum Development, Learning, Business Education, Accreditation, HERN
ISBN: 9780987415806
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2012 22:26
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2013 21:21

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