Vignette 4 Explicating interdisciplinarity in a postgraduate materials conservation programme
Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities
ISBN: 978-0-85724-371-3, eISBN: 978-0-85724-372-0
Publication date: 8 November 2010
The contemporary practice of cultural materials conservation is very much an interdisciplinary field. Preparing students to enter this profession requires a curriculum that combines humanistic and scientific understandings and methodologies. Findings from a review of a new coursework masters programme in Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne are used to argue for greater alignment between graduate attribute statements, learning outcomes, assessment tasks and grading criteria. In particular, it is suggested that assessment tasks and grading criteria need to explicitly articulate the central features of interdisciplinary approaches.
Scott, M. (2010), "Vignette 4 Explicating interdisciplinarity in a postgraduate materials conservation programme", Davies, M., Devlin, M. and Tight, M. (Ed.) Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities (International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 169-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3628(2010)0000005012
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