Holistically approaching curriculum renewal: A case study of the Queensland University of Technology

Desha, Cheryl & Senadji, Bouchra (2014) Holistically approaching curriculum renewal: A case study of the Queensland University of Technology. In AAEE 2014: Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 8-10 December 2014, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.

Abstract

There are still many programs in Australia and overseas where curricula comprise largely 20th Century-relevant graduate outcomes, framed in 20th Century learning and teaching approaches. A ‘Dynamic and Deliberative Model for Curriculum Renewal’ (DDMCR) model exists for undertaking such curriculum renewal that draws on the experiences of educators around the world, however there are few experiences to date in applying this model. At the Queensland University of Technology, the 2012 accreditation by Engineers Australia observed that, despite being exposed to relevant discipline-specific engineering curriculum and practice, students did not seem to be aware of the relevance of sustainable development to their degree, beyond first year exposure. In addressing this feedback, level 8 Australian Qualifications Framework, and drawing ideas from the DDMCR model, faculty senior management undertook a full review of the engineering curriculum.

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ID Code: 87063
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: curriculum renewal, sustainable development, DDMCR model, engineering curriculum, Queensland university of technology, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700) > Environmental Technologies (090703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
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 Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2015 02:58
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 03:14

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