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This paper reports on evaluation of a scheme to improve University teaching through action research over a five-year period in the science, engineering, and technology division of a large Australian dual sector University. Between 2002 to 2006 this scheme directly committed approximately A$210,000 in grants and involved over 130 teaching and other staff in(More)
  • Charlie C Xue, Wenyu Zhou, +5 authors David F Story
  • 2008
BACKGROUND The State of Victoria in Australia introduced Chinese medicine practitioner registration in 2000 and issued its education guidelines in late 2002 for introduction in 2005. This study obtained practitioners' views on desired capabilities for competent Chinese medicine practice and to identify professional development needs. METHODS A(More)
This paper describes a scheme to encourage staff development in tertiary education using an action-learning approach. The requirements of formal qualifications for tertiary teachers in Australia and Britain are described, and with a brief description of action learning and action research, action learning is contrasted with formal qualifications in a scheme(More)
Efforts to ensure graduates leave university with the skills needed for career wide lifelong learning have been the focus of much activity in Australian universities for over a decade. In line with employer and graduate feedback, valued 'generic skills' include skills such as communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, information literacy and team(More)
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