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Graduate outcomes: a generative curriculum model for international students


Budd, Y and Kell, M and Humphry, N, Graduate outcomes: a generative curriculum model for international students, Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 21-30. ISBN 978-0-908557-96-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The move into a competitive, international market place is rapidly changing the function and character of higher education in Australia. Increased competition for funding, globalisation, new technologies and quality assurance processes have resulted in expanded operational models that include recruiting and catering for students from a wide range of social, cultural and academic backgrounds. The mandating and mapping of graduate outcomes in Australian universities further demonstrate the high stakes nature of higher education, with the demands of administrative and regulatory bodies and marketing discourses exerting a powerful influence over academics’ and students’ understanding of the role of higher education in the 21st century. This paper discusses and evaluates the effectiveness of a generative curriculum model as it was implemented at one Australian university to address the learning needs and expectations of a diverse group of international students studying in masters programs and facilitate the development of graduate outcomes. The findings discuss the challenges and benefits of the generative curriculum model in terms of the additional demands placed on teachers and the significance of students’ increased sense of autonomy and agency

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:generative curriculum, graduate outcomes, internationalisation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Budd, Y (Dr Yoshi Budd)
UTAS Author:Humphry, N (Dr Nicoli Barnes)
ID Code:136890
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-01-22
Last Modified:2020-04-06

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