This page brings together resources from previous Learning and Teaching projects, as well as an archive of past seminars and presentations by invited scholars and leaders.
James Cook University (JCU), like many other Australian universities, undertook a refreshing of its curriculum. The University received funding from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through its Diversity and Structural Adjustment fund to undertake this Curriculum Refresh project.
The project was guided by the University’s revised Strategic Intent – ‘a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide’ through ‘graduates and discoveries that make a difference’ and the four pillars therein. The initiative aimed to strengthen our position of the University as unique in Australia and a world leader in the tropics.
Scenario-based learning can be an effective stratagem for getting students closer to the realities of their intended profession through the construction and deconstruction of authentic learning experiences. The SBL Project presents resources and video interviews with JCU staff who successfully use SBL in their teaching.
Mark Freeman visited JCU in August 2012 to share his experience of discipline learning standards in relation to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) – an area of importance for all tertiary educators. Mark has been active leading and promoting student-centred learning and innovation within business higher education and professional practice for nearly thirty years.
Mark currently provides University of Sydney Business School leadership through his role as Director, Accreditation as well as being the inaugural Scholar for the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC). Mark has received multiple awards for excellence in teaching from University of Technology Sydney, the accounting and educational technology professions, and the Australian government. His research and innovation now primarily relate to learning and assessment, including benchmarking, to ensure graduates develop and achieve the appropriate capabilities.
Watch Mark Freeman's presentation.
The SDVC Seminar Series provided the opportunity for James Cook University staff to engage with key people from Australian universities involved in Australian Learning and Teaching Council projects. Resources such as presentations and movies are available for some of these seminars.
The Distributive Leadership Project was a joint Australian Learning and Teaching Council project between Flinders University (lead institution), James Cook University, La Trobe University and the University of Canberra.