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2006

Curriculum and Instruction

Edith Cowan University

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World Class Curriculum – On A Budget, S Ping Ping Maj, B N. Tran Jan 2006

World Class Curriculum – On A Budget, S Ping Ping Maj, B N. Tran

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Universities must compete in an increasingly difficult global market place. In order to successfully do so they must identify and profile market segments in order to achieve a unique selling position. Partnering may provide only part of the solution. The Cisco Network Academy Program (CNAP) is the world‘s largest network curriculum developed at an initial cost of US$75 million. There are advantages to becoming a Cisco academy such as access to on-line curriculum and low cost equipment. However, with over 10,000 Cisco academies world wide it is difficult to achieve a marketing advantage. Cisco provides low cost ...


Building Empowered Students: The Perennial Challenge For University Teachers, Patsy Paxton Jan 2006

Building Empowered Students: The Perennial Challenge For University Teachers, Patsy Paxton

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This paper contends that if higher education is to be relevant, then the curriculum must incorporate generic, transferable lifeskills (also referred to as ‗generic graduate attributes‘) in addition to the regular subject content of their specific discipline or programme. There is a general consensus among educationists and business people alike that much of what students learn today won't be true five years from now. However, if they are taught how to take responsibility for their own ideas, how to think and communicate a problem through and how to have a positive can-do attitude, then no matter what subject matter ...


International And Industry Partnerships Building Nursing Capacity In Thailand, Marita Sealey, Cobie Rudd, Christopher Churchouse Jan 2006

International And Industry Partnerships Building Nursing Capacity In Thailand, Marita Sealey, Cobie Rudd, Christopher Churchouse

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A newly formed partnership between Edith Cowan University, the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand, a College of Nursing and two major hospitals in Bangkok is building capacity within Thai Nurses to manage mental health problems and HIV/AIDS. The partnership, funded through the AusAID Public Sector Linkages Program is developing and delivering these training programs in three phases. The first two phases support the development of the curriculum and planning for the course delivery, with Phase 3 being the delivery of a four month certificate course in each of the specialist areas, mental health and HIV/AIDS, to local ...