A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula

R. Spronken-Smith, A. McLean, N. Smith, C. Bond, Martin Jenkins, S. Marshall, S. Frielick

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This article uses findings from a project on engagement with graduate outcomes across higher education institutions in New Zealand to produce a toolkit for implementing graduate attributes in geography curricula. Key facets include strong leadership; academic developers to facilitate conversations about graduate attributes and teaching towards them; ownership of the process by the teachers; the development of a contextualized set of graduate attributes for the geography degree; curriculum mapping to promote alignment between graduate attributes, learning outcomes and assessment tasks; incorporating high-impact educational experiences and signature pedagogies to foster graduate attributes; the use of evaluative data to inform continual enhancements; and allowing at least five years for curriculum renewal to occur.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-266
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016

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Spronken-Smith, R., McLean, A., Smith, N., Bond, C., Jenkins, M., Marshall, S., & Frielick, S. (2016). A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 40(2), 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2016.1140129

A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula. / Spronken-Smith, R.; McLean, A.; Smith, N.; Bond, C.; Jenkins, Martin; Marshall, S.; Frielick, S.

In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Vol. 40, No. 2, 07.03.2016, p. 254-266.

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Spronken-Smith, R, McLean, A, Smith, N, Bond, C, Jenkins, M, Marshall, S & Frielick, S 2016, 'A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2016.1140129
Spronken-Smith R, McLean A, Smith N, Bond C, Jenkins M, Marshall S et al. A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 2016 Mar 7;40(2):254-266. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2016.1140129
Spronken-Smith, R. ; McLean, A. ; Smith, N. ; Bond, C. ; Jenkins, Martin ; Marshall, S. ; Frielick, S. / A toolkit to implement graduate attributes in geography curricula. In: Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 2016 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 254-266.
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