Graduate outcomes: A generative curriculum model for international students

Yoshiko Budd, Marilyn Kell, Nicoli Barnes

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    Abstract

    The move into a competitive, international market place is changing the function and character of higher education in Australia. The mandating and mapping of generic graduate outcomes in Australian universities demonstrate the high stakes nature of higher education and the powerful influence of industry alliances. 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 result is an increased concern for ways in which universities can effectively support such diverse student cohorts to ensure both equity and quality graduate outcomes. This paper describes and evaluates the effectiveness of a generative curriculum model which was designed to address the needs and expectations of a diverse group of international students studying in Masters programs in an Australian university. The findings identify a number of challenges and benefits of the generative curriculum model, including concerns about the additional demands placed on teachers and students, and also positive reports about improved graduate outcomes and improvements to students’ sense of autonomy and agency.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Higher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationLearning for Life and Work in a Complex World
    EditorsT. Thomas, E. Levin, P. Dawson, K. Fraser, R. Hadgraft
    Place of PublicationMilperra, NSW, Australia
    PublisherHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
    Pages21-30
    Number of pages9
    Volume38
    ISBN (Print)978-0-908557-96-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA 2015 38th) - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (38th)
    http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2015/

    Conference

    ConferenceHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference (HERDSA 2015 38th)
    Abbreviated titleHERDSA
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period6/07/159/07/15
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