In 2011 staff actively facilitated the progress of the Curriculum 2012 Project with a specific focus on:
- aligning courses to Curriculum 2012 features and principles;
- strategies to support the first year student transition to ECU;
- writing guidelines for post entry language assessment (PELA)
- creating guidelines for assessment for learning principles;
- developing resources to increase staff capabilities for best practices learning, teaching and assessment strategies using multiple modes, including face-to-face, print, multimedia, online and blended practices and peer assessment; and
- writing a guide for academics to facilitate internationalising the learning experience of all students.
Looking at 2012
The project will now focus on implementing and embedding Curriculum 2012 features and principles into course delivery and creating an infrastructure that enables learning. For staff this means implementing appropriate strategies with an emphasis on:
- Assessment for learning.
- English language proficiency.
- First year experience.
- Flexible delivery.
In addition, the Project Team in collaboration with the Centre for Learning Development (CLD) will continue to develop and refine strategies relating to:
- Numeracy proficiency.
- Internationalising the student experience.
- Research and professional informed teaching.
- Active and engaged learning.
- Workplace integrated learning.
- Community engagement.
Professional Development for staff
Three Specialist Development Facilitators recently appointed in the CLD will provide professional development opportunities for staff and facilitate an understanding and implementation of Curriculum 2012 features and principles.
For further information on the project please go to the Curriculum 2012 and Beyond intranet webpage.