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ERIC Number: EJ1092092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Towards a Framework for Aligning Learning Outcomes, Academic Literacies and Assessment Criteria
Dew, Robert; Goscinski, Andrzej; Coldwell-Neilson, Jo
Education and Information Technologies, v21 n2 p401-423 Mar 2016
Although Australian students spend three or more years studying they can seem quite unaware of any of the expected learning outcomes of their course. They are often single unit focused, paying most attention to individual assessment items thus not developing a holistic view of their course. This paper presents a theoretical framework to support staff and students to recognise, scaffold and achieve learning outcomes and academic skills at unit level and to recognise how these contribute to course and graduate learning outcomes, within the boundaries of Australian university and professional accreditation requirements. A case study is described that demonstrates the manual implementation of the framework. The complex nature of the implementation suggests that a software solution is required to ease the process and ensure the resulting mapping will have some longevity by being maintainable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia