Project Details

A three-year project that explored undergraduate learning outcomes beyond content and skills acquisition. A collaboration between The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington.

Aims: 

 The aims of the project included:

  • identifying educational learning outcomes of undergraduate students
  • developing tools to observe, analyse and report these outcomes
  • enabling staff to use these tools in their practice.

Methodology: 

 The methodology of the research project featured:

  • student surveys with 800 undergraduates in the disciplines of psychology, chemistry, law, dance studies, English and music
  • 17 academic interviews across six disciplines
  • at least two employer interviews from each discipline.

Team

the university of auckland

Dr Barbara Kensington-Miller

University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Dr Alys Longley

The University of Auckland
victoria university

Dr Amanda Gilbert

Victoria University of Wellington
the university of auckland

Dr Sean Strum

University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Andrea Mead

The University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Alison Cleland

The University of Auckland
victoria university

Dr Bernadette Knewstubb

Victoria University of Wellington
the university of auckland

Tom Cairns

Research Assistant

The University of Auckland

Status

Completed

Funding

$300,000.00 (excl GST)

$150,000.00 National Project Fund
$150,000.00 The University of Auckland

Key Findings

Key Recommendations

Report

Making the invisible visible: Illuminating undergraduate learning outcomes beyond content and skills

A report prepared by The University of Auckland, Victoria University and Auckland University of Technology.

(PDF, 1,014 KB, 56-pages).

  • 1 June 2019
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