Towards a framework for aligning learning outcomes, academic literacies and assessment criteria

Dew, Robert, Goscinski, Aandrzej and Coldwell-Neilson, Jo 2016, Towards a framework for aligning learning outcomes, academic literacies and assessment criteria, Education and information technologies, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 401-423, doi: 10.1007/s10639-014-9329-5.

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Title Towards a framework for aligning learning outcomes, academic literacies and assessment criteria
Author(s) Dew, RobertORCID iD for Dew, Robert
Goscinski, Aandrzej
Coldwell-Neilson, JoORCID iD for Coldwell-Neilson, Jo
Journal name Education and information technologies
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 401
End page 423
Total pages 23
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1360-2357
Keyword(s) Academic literacies
Australian university students
Graduate learning outcomes
Mapping framework
Scaffolding learning
Summary Although Australian students spend three or more years studying they can seem quite unaware of any of the expected learning outcomes of their course. They are often single unit focused, paying most attention to individual assessment items thus not developing a holistic view of their course. This paper presents a theoretical framework to support staff and students to recognise, scaffold and achieve learning outcomes and academic skills at unit level and to recognise how these contribute to course and graduate learning outcomes, within the boundaries of Australian university and professional accreditation requirements. A case study is described that demonstrates the manual implementation of the framework. The complex nature of the implementation suggests that a software solution is required to ease the process and ensure the resulting mapping will have some longevity by being maintainable.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10639-014-9329-5
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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