During 2015, we have continued to run workshops and provide support on capstone design for staff at universities around Australia. We also ran a special interest group at the STARS conference in Melbourne (for more info, see http://unistars.org/).
Earlier in the year, we ran workshops on capstones in Sydney (at UWS) and Brisbane (at QUT). We were also at the Law Capstones forum at QUT. Read more about the forum at http://wired.ivvy.com/event/15CAPS/
In September we were at the RMIT Expo in Victoria talking about the characteristics of great capstones and the early findings from the survey research. There we found more exceptional work including capstones in music industry and geology.
Some early findings on assessment have been published in the US National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment newsletter. Read the article at: http://learningoutcomesassessment.org/NILOApieces.html
A collaborative OLT-funded project is looking at employability for graduates who need to negotiate rapidly transforming employment contexts. See more on the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows group at LinkedIn: bit.ly/LIALTFgp
We were at the OLT conference in Sydney in June with a distinguished group of researchers talking about employability. More at the OLT website.
We were also at the Wollongong Learning, Teaching and Curriculum forum in June and heard about some fabulous cases in health and business there. Watch the resources section for case studies.
A 360 degree survey is underway for an OLT-funded project on graduate employability. Visit the survey site at www.graduateemployability.com
The national forum on interprofessional education in the health disciplines took place in Sydney on the 1st May. Outcomes: recommendations to the government on enhancing health curriculum through structural changes to support interprofessional education and practice. Visit the project website: www.ipehealth.edu.au
Over 40 participants attended a capstone seminar at VU on the 14th May. The audio is available for VU staff on the VU intranet. Contact us to request a copy.
We were at Murdoch University in April delivering a workshop in support of the OLT-funded extension grant: Deployment of Final Year Curriculum Design Principles in the Development of Arts Capstone Units. The presentation and workshop workbook from this event are available in the network tools on the website: http://www.capstonecurriculum.com.au/about-capstones/network-access/documents/ (registration is required).
Our conversation article: “How can we prepare university students for the real world?” Click here to read.