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Constructive alignment: A journey for new eyes

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Jones, C, Constructive alignment: A journey for new eyes, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 14, (4) pp. 295-310. ISSN 0218-4958 (2006) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2006 World Scientific Publishing

DOI: doi:10.1142/S0218495806000179

Abstract

The needs of students engaged in enterprise education programs are of ever growing importance. This paper considers the pedagogical challenges that confront the designers of such-programs. It is argued that it is the designer's mindset that will most likely determine the program's outcomes. That, regardless of where such programs reside, their development should be guided by a learner-centred approach. The recently developed hic et nunc framework, provides an example of such a student-centred approach. The process through which student learning outcomes occur is argued to be essentially Darwinian in nature. Taking into account both knowledge and skills, it is also argued that assessment of desirable learning outcomes should occur in visible interaction spaces. That the failure to eliminate invisible interaction spaces from such programs is an invitation for criticism from those who favour a more traditional lecturer-centred approach to teaching and learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Mineral Exploration
Objective Field:Iron Ore Exploration
Author:Jones, C (Dr Colin Jones)
ID Code:41900
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-04
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