Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Where does it end?

I just received an email that does not appear to be spam, and seems to capture in it all that is wrong with university education in ... well, not just Australia I'm sure.

Here's an excerpt:

"The Science Reference Group also approved the Science Standards Statement before we presented it to the Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS). The Science TLOs for bachelor level degrees in science have now been formally endorsed by the ACDS. They took particular note that the 'generic' science TLOs have been successfully adapted by the Chemistry Working Party to their specific disciplinary context. The ACDS has affirmed their support of the LTAS project by agreeing to support implementation of the project outcomes via the ACDS Learning and Teaching fora, and through the Science and Mathematics network to be established this year. The next stages will include, for example, to develop teaching activities and assessment tasks that match the TLOs. This will help to ensure that the project's outcomes continue to be relevant to academics, students and employers."

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