Curriculum Design 2018
Over coming months, the Division of Academic and Student Engagement will facilitate a major institutional curriculum review and redesign project, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Pascale Quester. This important project will invite wide input from students and staff at all levels of the University, as well as from industry and community stakeholders. Its aim will be to ensure a curriculum model for the University that is coherent, fit-for-purpose and highly compelling for diverse student cohorts as they prepare for their futures in the rapidly changing environment of work and society.
Reinventing Curriculum Oration Series
To launch the Curriculum Design project, Professor Philippa Levy established ‘Reinventing Curriculum’, an oration series which invites reflection and opens up debate from a range of perspectives on key questions relating to higher education curriculum in the contemporary world.
- Inaugural Oration - Friday 6 July 2018; Professor Ron Barnett
‘Re-thinking the Curriculum in the Twenty-first Century: Pitfalls and Possibilities’
Professor Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at University College London Institute of Education
Professor Barnett is a leading international scholar and thought-leader of higher education, and author of many influential books on the subject. For over thirty years, he has been advancing a social philosophy of the university. He has characterised his position as at once realist, critical, imaginative and practical, attempting to identify creative concepts and practical principles that might enhance universities and higher education. His 31 books include the just published The Ecological University: A Feasible Utopia (2018). He has been described as ‘one of the most eloquent defenders of the university of reason’ (Michael Peters, 2014).
Engagement and Consultation
The Curriculum Design consultation process will start with a conversation with each Faculty and the Divisions, as well as with students. In the spirit of co-creation external stakeholders, such as schools and industry leaders will be consulted, as will employers. A Steering Group will provide advice, guidance and oversight of the process, while a Reference Group will drive discussions and actions from within faculties. The Engagement and Consultation Plan guides the activities that are planned to take place throughout July - September 2018.
- Staff Roadshows
16 - 26 July 2018
Visit the Staff Roadshows (Staff Only) page for more information.
- Student Forums
25 & 26 July 2018
Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) held sessions on Wednesday 25 July and Thursday 26 July to discuss approaches to curriculum content (the "what") and models of curriculum architecture (the "how") in the face of a changing Higher Education environment and the future of work. To be part of the conversation, view the slides and submit your feedback below.
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- Alumni Engagement
- School Principals & Education Partners Workshop
13 August 2018 (by invitation)
School Principals & Education Partners are invited to to join the conversation around our Curriculum Design. Enquiries can be directed to email@example.com
- Government, Industry & Partners Workshop
14 August 2018 (by invitation)
Government, Industry & Partners will be invited to to join the conversation around our Curriculum Design. Enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org