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Standard to help improve tertiary agriculture courses


Acuna, TL, Standard to help improve tertiary agriculture courses, Mudgee Guardian and Gulgong Advertiser, Mudgee NSW, 6 March (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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In a national first, tertiary-level education standards for agriculture have been developed to help universities design and deliver programs that meet agreed standards, attract more students and produce skilled graduates. Led by the University of Tasmania, the standards were developed through a nationwide consultation with industry, graduates, and academics as part of the federal government-funded Agriculture Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (AgLTAS) project. Project leader and University of Tasmania undergraduate degree coordinator for agriculture, Dr Tina Acuna, said the national agriculture education standards define the nature and extent of agriculture and also outline the key threshold learning outcomes for graduates representing what a student should know, understand and be able to do upon graduation.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:threshold learning outcomes, vocational knowledge, curriculum design, undergraduate agriculture
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Acuna, TL (Professor Tina Acuna)
ID Code:100193
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-05-06
Last Modified:2015-05-11

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