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An integrated delivery and assessment process to address the graduate attribute spectrum


Symes, M and Ranmuthugala, D and Chin, C and Carew, A, An integrated delivery and assessment process to address the graduate attribute spectrum, US-China Education Review A, 1, (7) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1548-6613 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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In the past, engineering programmes were developed with separate technical learning outcomes supplemented by generic attributes. The latter were in most cases a standalone set of attributes developed by academic institutions or professional societies overseeing engineering accreditation processes. Although the technical learning outcomes were well assessed and tracked, the generic attributes were at best partially addressed by artificially incorporating them into the curriculum as a way of "ticking-the-boxes". The current trend is to define competencies that map attributes required accross the industry and develop programmes that have imbedded tools to deliver and assess these attributes. The Australian Maritime College is progressively developing new technologies to deliver and assess these attributes through holistic tasks, thus, ensuring a broader coverage of the attribute spectrum within an environment of limited resources and time. This provides students with realistic and challenging tasks, a far cry from the traditional mundance engineering laboratories, thus, promoting interactive and practical problem-based learning, making the study of engineering enjoyable! Concurrently with this development is a practical and simple method of tracking and quantifying the achievement of the attributes by the students, yielding useful data to improve processes within the programme, and, hence, the quality of the graduates.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Symes, M (Mr Mark Symes)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Carew, A (Dr Anna Carew)
ID Code:75657
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2012-02-08
Last Modified:2018-04-12

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