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Draft Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agricultural Science


Acuna, TL and Kelder, J-A and Lane, PA and Hannan, GJ, Draft Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agricultural Science, Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 19-21 September 2013, Canberra ACT (2013) [Conference Extract]


Learning and Teaching Academic Standard (LTAS) Statements have been published across a number of disciplines and have contributed to the national regulation and quality assurance framework being developed by the Higher Education Standards Panel. Here we report on a draft Agricultural Science Standards Statement (AgSSS). This is adapted from the Science Standards Statement (SSS) that contains a statement on the Nature and Extent of Science and articulated Threshold Learning Outcome (TLOs) statements representing the minimum levels of achievement expected of a bachelor level Science graduate. The development of the AgSSS broadly followed that of the national LTAS Science project (2010/11) on a smaller scale and included a measure of national consensus including endorsement from the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture. The AgSSS reflects discipline-specific attributes and the TLOs incorporate minimum levels of achievement in vocational knowledge. Project outcomes will contribute to the future renewal and revitalization of the Agricultural Science curriculum and facilitate meeting reporting requirements, such as those required by TEQSA.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
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)
UTAS Author:Kelder, J-A (Dr Jo-Anne Kelder)
UTAS Author:Lane, PA (Associate Professor Peter Lane)
UTAS Author:Hannan, GJ (Dr Greg Hannan)
ID Code:84787
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-31
Last Modified:2021-07-19

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