Outcomes of the Chemistry Discipline Network Mapping Exercises: Are the Threshold Learning Outcomes met?

Schultz, Madeleine, Mitchell Crow, James, & O'Brien, Glennys (2013) Outcomes of the Chemistry Discipline Network Mapping Exercises: Are the Threshold Learning Outcomes met? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(1), pp. 81-91.

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The Chemistry Discipline Network has recently completed two distinct mapping exercises. The first is a snapshot of chemistry taught at 12 institutions around Australia in 2011. There were many similarities but also important differences in the content taught and assessed at different institutions. There were also significant differences in delivery, particularly laboratory contact hours, as well as forms and weightings of assessment. The second mapping exercise mapped the chemistry degrees at three institutions to the Threshold Learning Outcomes for chemistry. Importantly, some of the TLOs were addressed by multiple units at all institutions, while others were not met, or were met at an introductory level only. The exercise also exposed some challenges in using the TLOs as currently written.

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ID Code: 62701
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: threshold learning outcomes, mapping, academic standards
ISSN: 2200-4270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > OTHER CHEMICAL SCIENCES (039900) > Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified (039999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2013 23:55
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 21:14

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