Constructive alignment in Pacific tertiary education: building the waka with nails

Burnett, Greg (2020) Constructive alignment in Pacific tertiary education: building the waka with nails. International Journal for Academic Development. (In Press)

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Abstract

Constructive alignment as a way of framing curriculum has wide appeal in many tertiary education contexts. At one Pacific regional tertiary institution, it has recently been embraced as a means toward greater program quality. Its unquestioned acceptance, however, raises the need for critical reflection. This reflection critiques constructive alignment from a number of perspectives, including its resistance to complex educational realities and its technical rationality in the face of organic aspects of a decolonised Pacific education.

Item ID: 61162
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1470-1324
Keywords: constructive alignment, Pacific, critique
Copyright Information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 22:13
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 34%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130311 Pacific Peoples Education @ 33%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939906 Pacific Peoples Education @ 50%
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