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Nurturing a cross-institutional curriculum planning community of practice
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (2011)
  • Susanne M Owen, University of South Australia
  • Ieva Stupans, University of New England
  • Greg Ryan, University of Sydney
  • Leigh M McKauge, University of Queensland
  • Jim Woulfe, University of Sydney
  • Christine Ingleton
Abstract
This paper focuses on academic skill-building through using cross- institutional collaborative approaches in developing quality learning and assessment tasks for experiential placements. A curriculum planning template was used for the collaborative work, with materials developed being disseminated on a specially designed online repository website. Results, analysed within a community of practice framework, indicate the activities. There is potential evident for building a more mature community of practice given the value of the collaborative learning process involved. This would need additional opportunities and leadership over an extended timeline. Some longer term changes in curriculum planning and impacts on wider networks are also evident. This case study provides a model which is relevant across all disciplines and which highlights professional learning occurring through collaborative academic work focused on relevant practice. [Author abstract, ed]
Keywords
  • Collegiality,
  • Curriculum development,
  • Educational quality,
  • Institutional cooperation,
  • Learning communities,
  • Pharmaceutical education,
  • Professional development,
  • Student assessment,
  • Work placement,
  • Case studies,
  • Higher education
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Susanne M Owen, Ieva Stupans, Greg Ryan, Leigh M McKauge, et al.. "Nurturing a cross-institutional curriculum planning community of practice" Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education Vol. 12 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susanne_owen/12/