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ERIC Number: EJ1087957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Constructively Aligning the Curriculum of a "New Generation" Bachelor of Environments Degree from a Social Realism Perspective
Onsman, Andrys
Cogent Education, v2 n1 Article 1061264 2015
This paper describes the process of constructively aligning a generalist undergraduate degree using a sociological structure of professional education. Drawing largely on the work of educational sociologists like Young, Winch and Muller, the process aimed to introduce the notion of recontextualization as the curriculum driver for the constructive realignment of the wide range of disciplines that collectively make up the Bachelor of Environments, one of the University of Melbourne's "New Generation" degrees. Two factors were found to be crucial to the effectiveness and efficiency of the process. First, a practical framework for the task, agreed to by all participants, is essential to anchor the process. Second, participants must be willing to contribute openly and collaboratively to both the redevelopment and subsequent delivery of the proposed new curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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