From policy borrowing to implementation : an illuminative evaluation of learning and teaching in higher education in Australia (2002 to 2008)

Alderman, Gwendolyn (2014) From policy borrowing to implementation : an illuminative evaluation of learning and teaching in higher education in Australia (2002 to 2008). PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study documents and theorises the consequences of the 2003 Australian Government Reform Package focussed on learning and teaching in Higher Education during the period 2002 to 2008. This is achieved through the perspective of program evaluation and the methodology of illuminative evaluation. The findings suggest that the three national initiatives of that time, Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF), Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), and Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), were successful in repositioning learning and teaching as a core activity in universities. However, there were unintended consequences brought about by international policy borrowing, when the short-lived nature of LTPF suggests a legacy of quality compliance rather than one of quality enrichment.

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ID Code: 75865
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Lidstone, John & Watters, Jim
Keywords: bibliometric analysis, content analysis, descriptive statistical analysis, evaluative research, government review, higher education, illuminative evaluation, learning and teaching quality, pedagogy, quality assurance
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2014 23:49
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 01:30

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