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Applying Standards to Tertiary-Level History: Policy, Challenges and the After Standards Project

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper discusses the challenges of applying standards to the teaching of tertiary-level history. It gives a critical overview of the emerging standards process in Australia, re-emphasising the importance of disciplinary input in producing a workable and acceptable regulatory framework under the aegis of Australia’s recently-established Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). To this end, it argues for the importance of building capacity within the history discipline both to engage with policy makers in coming months, and to take an active role in defining and implementing national standards for tertiary history. It suggests the potential of grassroots initiatives such as the After Standards project to assist historians in meeting this challenge. This article has been peer-reviewed.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Brawley, S., Clark, J., Dixon, C., Ford, L., Grolman, L., Ross, S., & Upton, S. (2011). Applying Standards to Tertiary-Level History: Policy, Challenges and the After Standards Project. History Australia, 8(3), 177-194. doi:10.1080/14490854.2011.11668394

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84873354724

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • This paper discusses the challenges of applying standards to the teaching of tertiary-level history. It gives a critical overview of the emerging standards process in Australia, re-emphasising the importance of disciplinary input in producing a workable and acceptable regulatory framework under the aegis of Australia’s recently-established Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). To this end, it argues for the importance of building capacity within the history discipline both to engage with policy makers in coming months, and to take an active role in defining and implementing national standards for tertiary history. It suggests the potential of grassroots initiatives such as the After Standards project to assist historians in meeting this challenge. This article has been peer-reviewed.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Brawley, S., Clark, J., Dixon, C., Ford, L., Grolman, L., Ross, S., & Upton, S. (2011). Applying Standards to Tertiary-Level History: Policy, Challenges and the After Standards Project. History Australia, 8(3), 177-194. doi:10.1080/14490854.2011.11668394

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84873354724

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 194

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 3