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Strategies for leading academics to rethink humanities and social sciences curricula in the context of discipline standards

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Thomas, T and Wallace, J and Allen, PM and Clark, J and Jones, A and Lawrence, J and Cole, B and Sheridan Burns, L, Strategies for leading academics to rethink humanities and social sciences curricula in the context of discipline standards, International Journal for Academic Development, 22, (2) pp. 120-133. ISSN 1360-144X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1360144X.2017.1285239

Abstract

The introduction of discipline standards in Australia has required a comprehensive rethinking of humanities and social science curricula from first year through to graduation. This paper proposes a model to facilitate academics’ engagement with discipline standards and their implication for first-year curricula. The model supports disciplinefocussed professional development that integrates consideration of discipline threshold learning outcomes, first-year pedagogy principles, and discipline threshold concepts. The model is demonstrated using strategies that were applied, tested, and shown to be effective in workshops across five disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:change management; first- year curriculum; discipline threshold concepts; decoding the disciplines
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Author:Allen, PM (Associate Professor Pamela Allen)
ID Code:114659
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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