Throughout the Australia's University for the Tropics Project, our academic staff focused on a range of themes as part of developing a distinctive curriculum. A comprehensive list of resources relating to these themes has been complied here.
Curriculum reviews in other universities:
A selection of Sally Kift’s work can be found below:
Other reports and papers:
Other authors in the field:
JCU staff awards for flexible learning 2012:
Tropics online resources:
Work integrated learning resources
Capstones online resources:
A majority of these papers are available through ResearchOnline@JCU, a repository of publicly funded research that is freely available to the community. It enables access to JCU’s research publications, including those with full-text where copyright and confidentiality conditions permit. Consult the author(s) and publisher for current information on reproduction of these papers/parts of these papers.
Balatti, J. & Belward, S. 2012, Working through the practice architectures of first year university mathematics teaching. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the MERGA. Mathematics education: expanding horizons (MERGA 2012), 2–6 July 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , pp. 827-830.
Bandaranaike, S & Willison J. 2010, Work Skill Development Framework (WSD) an innovative assessment for WIL. ACEN conference October 2010.
Bandaranaike, S & Willison J. 2011, Engaging Students in Work Integrated Learning: Drives and Outcomes, WACE 17th World Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Education, Philadelphia, 14-17 2011. Also presented at Academic Salon.
Belward, S et al 2011, Study of the Australian tertiary sector’s portrayed view of the relevance of quantitative skills in science, AAMT-MERGA 2011 23rd biennial conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, NT, Australia.
Belward, S. 2011, Building the quantitative skills of undergraduate science students: exploring the educational resources. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, University of Melbourne.
Belward, S. & Balatti, J. 2012, Doing it differently: the ups and downs of peer group learning. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the MERGA. Mathematics education: expanding horizons (MERGA 2012), 2–6 July 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, pp. 839-842.
Boon, H. & Wilson, K. 2011, Pre-service teachers' preparedness for sustainability education - a case study. Proceedings of Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4-7 July 2010, Townsville, Qld, Australia.
Craven, A. & Forbes, A. 2012, Rounding the edge(s) of a (torrid) region: Designing Arts capstone curriculum at JCU. Conference proceedings from the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN Inc.), Melbourne, 2012.
Daniel, R. 2010, Careers and creative arts students: an investigation into the effectiveness of career theory and WIL experiences on practice. Australian Journal of Career Development, 19:2, pp. 14-22.
Daniel, R. & Shircore, M. 2012, Transitioning undergraduate students from Law, Business, and Creative Arts towards Work Integrated Learning Capstone Experiences. Conference proceedings from the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN Inc.), Melbourne, 2012.
Forbes, A. 2010, Reflecting, Blogging and Learning in Journalism: Are Journalists Born or Made? in Campbell, M. (Ed.) Work Integrated Learning – Responding to Challenges: Proceedings of the 2010 ACEN National Conference, (pp. 156-164). Perth, September 29 – October 1, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9805706-1-8.
Forbes A. 2009, Utilising mentoring feedback in Journalism work placements: producing work-ready graduates for the 21st century newsroom in R.K. Coll & K.E. Zegwaard (Eds.) Conference Proceedings: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education Annual Conference, Waiheke Island, 23-24 April 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-473-12401-4).
Galloway K. 2011, Refreshed in the Tropics: Designing Curriculum using a Thematic Lens. Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, Brisbane, 3-6 July 2011. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 4 (1-2). pp. 119-128.
Galloway, K. & Jones, P. 2012, The unsustainability of legal practice: The case for transformation of legal education and legal educators. 10th International Conference on Transformative Learning: A Future for the Earth – Reimagining learning for a transforming world. Meridian University, San Francisco, Nov 1-4, 2012.
Galloway, K. & Jones, P. 2012, Improving Learning in Higher Education: Engaging Academics in Teaching and Learning Through a Transformative Fusion Epistemology. Global Education Conference: GEC ’12, Cyprus, 24-26 September 2012.
Galloway, K. & Jones, P. (2012). The transition of identity from discipline scholar to scholar of teaching and learning: Tensions and reflections on the path to a fusion epistemology. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Academic Identities: Academic identities: Thinking researching and living otherwise. University of Auckland, Auckland NZ, June 25-27, 2012.
Gyuris E. & Everingham Y. 2011, Maths anxiety over two campuses in a first year introductory quantitative skills subject at a regional Australian university – establishing a baseline, Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2011.
Higgins, P. & Read, W. 2012, Monitoring and analysing attendance in first year university mathematics tutorials. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the MERGA. Mathematics education: expanding horizons (MERGA 2012), 2–6 July 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , pp. 831-834.
Hooper H. & Bartlett, K. 2011, Collaborative Communities: embedding academic and information literacy skills into the first year of a refreshed BA program. First Year in Higher Education Conference, Fremantle, 28-30 June 2011.
Jones, P. & Galloway, K. 2012, Professional transitions in the academy: A conversation. Journal of Transformative Education, 10(2), 90-107.
Jones P. & & Galloway K. 2011, Curriculum Scholars: Embedding Learning and Teaching Scholarship in First Year Academics, First Year in Higher Education Conference, Fremantle, 28-30 June 2011. International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education.
Jones, P. & Galloway, K. (2012), Sustainability and Curriculum Design: Exploring Issues of Ecology in Law and Social Work Education. Paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vancouver, Canada, 10-12 January, 2012.
Jones, P. & Galloway, K. (2012), Curriculum design through an ecological lens: a case study in law and social work education. The International Journal of Sustainability Education (In Press).
Jones, P. (2012), Transforming the curriculum: Social work education and ecological consciousness. In M Gray, J Coates & T Hetherington (Eds.), Environmental Social Work. (pp .213-230)Milton Park, England: Routledge.
Jones, P. & Miles, D. (2012), Reaching out to the region: Developing a blended pedagogy for social work education at a distance. In J Peterson, O Lee, T Islam & M Piscioneri (Eds.) (pp247-264) Effectively Implementing Information Communication Technology in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Hauppauge, N.Y: Nova Publishers.
Kuttainen V, Lundberg A, Wight L & Chan N. 2010, Honest reflections: big ideas and real life experiences of a new first year BA. Conference proceedings.
Lasen et al, 2011 Roundtable discussion - Embedding education for sustainability into primary pre-service teacher education, World Environmental Congress, Brisbane, July 2011
Naylor S, Bhati A & Kidd P. 2010, Multi- campus operation – Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing Work Integrated Learning. Conference proceedings. Australian Collaborative Education Network National Conference, Perth, 2010
Read, W ad Higgins, P. 2012, Are online quizzes an effective tool for mastering basic algebra? Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the MERGA. Mathematics education: expanding horizons (MERGA 2012), 2–6 July 2012, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, pp. 835-838.
Sheehan M & Schneider P. 2011, Embedding sustainability skills and theory across engineering disciplines in higher education, 7th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand Jan 5-7.and
Sheehan M & Schneider P. 2011, Embedding sustainability skills and theory across engineering disciplines in higher education, UQLD seminar, February 2011.
Tanner, B & Yau, M. 2010, Using Anticipatory Action Learning to Re(e)form the Curriculum in Occupational Therapy Education, ANZME conference presentation.
Tomas, L., & Mills, R. 2011, Pre-service teachers’ understanding and concern for sustainability issues: Implications for teacher education. Refereed paper presented at the ATEA Annual Conference, July 2011, Melbourne.