An ongoing commitment to excellence and improvement in the quality of teaching remains the stated value of every higher education institution in Australia. With increasingly sophisticated tools to extract ever more nuanced information, the actualisation of this goal should be clearer than ever before. But is actual progress being made? Or is this a case … Continue reading Are we paying lip service to the idea of quality improvement in teaching?
In the academic workplace, academics are increasingly expected to provide robust evidence of the quality, effectiveness and impact of their work. Academic work typically flows in four broad streams of activity: disciplinary research, teaching, institutional service and community service. Increasingly, each of these areas involves a commitment of time and effort that is devoted to … Continue reading The Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) framework
Linda J. Graham, Queensland University of Technology and Kathy Cologon Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of designing lessons for their idea of the “average” child. It is the means by which schools fulfil their legal obligations … Continue reading Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?