Embedding and Benchmarking Core Knowledge and Skills as the Foundation for Learning Standards in the Undergraduate Economics Curriculum.

2012 OLT National Teaching Fellowship

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Professor Ross Guest

Fellowship years: 2012 - 2014

Abstract: The fellowship aims to develop learning standards in economics by aligning Australian Quality Framework (AQF) Level 7 Bachelors degree learning outcomes with disciplinary core knowledge and skills and benchmarking these learning outcomes through an assessment framework. The Fellow will work with leaders in economics education and all stakeholders to build grassroots support for Australian learning standards in economics, drawing on work in the UK and the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes project. Outcomes of the fellowship will be a shared understanding of minimum learning outcomes in economics in terms of core knowledge and skills and their fit with the AQF learning outcomes, and a framework for assessing student attainment of learning outcomes. The fellowship will be disseminated through workshops at site visits, a national symposium, conference presentations, a dedicated website, and journal articles.

Fellowship discipline: Economics

Fellowship website: https://www.economicslearningstandards.com/

Resources

Economics Learning Standards for Australian Higher Education

Guest, R. and Layton,A.

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