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Shaping the University Curriculum through Partnerships and Critical Conversations


Fraser, SP, Shaping the University Curriculum through Partnerships and Critical Conversations, International Journal for Academic Development, 11, (1) pp. 5-17. ISSN 1360-144X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13601440600578748


"Quality teaching", "curriculum change" and "innovative practice" are just a few of the common phrases used by university academics as a basis for defining and justifying their actions as educators and policymakers. Yet our analysis of 25 interviews with academics revealed differences in their conceptions of these terms. While the impact of such disparity upon the clarity of discussions across campus is not known, it is likely to be significant. We suggest there is a real need for academics and developers to work together to identify the meanings behind the language of higher education. By working collaboratively and contributing individual expertise, academics and developers can develop converging understandings and better shape the university curriculum. This paper explores ways in which we can work together to achieve this goal.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fraser, SP (Professor Sharon Fraser)
ID Code:61785
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-05
Last Modified:2010-05-03
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