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Graduate employability skills

This report examines how universities currently develop and teach undergraduate students employability skills, and how graduate employability skills might be assessed and reported on in the future. The report presents recommendations based on an integrated approach that emphasises improved processes for identifying, developing, assessing and...

Aligning curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for building creative capacity in undergraduate students

Teaching-for-creativity is rarely an explicit objective of the learning and assessment process. In Europe, collaborative research projects have been recently set up to address this lack of acknowledgment or explicitness. Australian universities lag behind in this respect. However, Australian HEIs are now showing increasing commitment...

On the right track

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council provides funding for students undertaking Masters degrees and doctoral research in the arts and humanities. Approximately 40 per cent of their funding is spent in support of postgraduate research and training. In 2005/06 this amounted to just over...

Teaching for creativity: Towards sustainable and replicable pedagogical practice

This article explores the pedagogical significance of recent shifts in scholarly attention away from first generation and towards second generation understandings of creativity. First generation or big 'C' creativity locates the creative enterprise as a complex set of behaviours and ideas exhibited by an individual...

Student outcomes 2006 - summary

This publication presents a summary of results from a national survey of students who undertook vocational education and training (VET) at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes or other government, private or community education providers during 2005. It reports on students' characteristics, employment outcomes and...

Podcasting: links to literacy teaching and learning

By building on students' interests in new technology and by taking advantage of their existing abilities to use computers, iPods and MP3 players, teachers can utilise podcasting technology for teaching and learning purposes, especially in the area of language and literacy.

Trajectories of time spent reading as a primary activity: A comparison of the Netherlands, Norway, France, UK and USA since the 1970s

Focusing on reading printed material as a primary activity, and excluding that conducted for the purposes of work or education, this article analyses the trajectory of change within five countries (the Netherlands, Norway, France, UK and USA) between two points in time using time diary...

Literacy education in school: Research perspectives from the past, for the future

An overly negative view of literacy and reluctance to take account of history has limited research and led indirectly to the advancement of some unproductive ideas about literacy, according to this review of research on literacy education by the Australian Council for Educational Research. The...

Teachers and the waiting game: why decentralisation is vital for public schools

This paper argues that centralised staffing systems benefit teacher unions but are to the disadvantage of students or even the majority of teachers. It is said to be a system that delivers neither quality nor equality. The paper suggests that more autonomy be given to...

The code of best practices in fair use for media literacy education

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under some circumstances?especially when the cultural or...