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ERIC Number: EJ1051548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Gestalt and Figure-Ground: Reframing Graduate Attribute Conversations between Educational Developers and Academics
Knewstubb, Bernadette; Ruth, Alison
International Journal for Academic Development, v20 n1 p4-17 2015
Academics implementing graduate attributes, and the educational developers who support those academics, may experience graduate attributes and disciplinary knowledge and skills as unrelated dimensions of curriculum. Gestalt conceptions of curriculum, together with a figure-ground understanding of the relationship between disciplinary understanding and university-determined graduate attributes may help support a more integrated view. We reflect on the ways in which, by adopting these concepts in curriculum conversations, educational developers and university academics might together define, identify, and develop graduate attributes in disciplinary contexts in integrated ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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