Transformations in Tertiary Education

The Scholarship of Engagement at RMIT University

  • Belinda Tynan
  • Tricia McLaughlin
  • Andrea Chester
  • Catherine Hall-van den Elsen
  • Belinda Kennedy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Engaging for Belonging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabrielle Murray, Rachel Wilson, Bronwyn Clarke
      Pages 3-9
    3. Andrea Chester, Alexandra Johnston, Angela Clarke
      Pages 11-26
    4. Sarah Holdsworth, Michelle Turner, Christina M. Scott-Young
      Pages 27-42
    5. Juliana Ryan, Helen McLean, Gemma Hamilton, Ruth Liston, Gregory Stratton, Rebecca Hiscock
      Pages 55-69
  3. Engaging for a Global Outlook

  4. Engaging for Life and Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Leoni Russell, Judie Kay
      Pages 165-168
    3. Kathy Jordan, Kathy Littlewood, Belinda Kennedy, Patricia McLaughlin
      Pages 169-186
    4. Grace Leone, Jan van Schaik
      Pages 187-197
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229

About this book


This book presents a collection of papers from RMIT’s annual learning and teaching conference, Transformations in Tertiary Education: The Scholarship of Engagement at RMIT. It discusses innovative curricula and assessments, examines transformative student experiences and showcases examples of curricular and extra-curricular activities to promote and develop intercultural awareness and competence. 

The book showcases high-quality, innovative papers on promising new directions in tertiary education, representing the breadth and depth of teaching and learning at a leading global Australian university. Authors from Australian and offshore campuses address compelling questions related to curricula, technology, and assessment. Further, they employ a variety of methodological approaches to illustrate 21st century global perspectives on learning and teaching.

Readers will be introduced to the complex interrelationships between scholarship and practice, innovative learning design and learning outcomes, and the shifting scholarship roles of the university, the teacher and the learner.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Belinda Tynan
    • 1
  • Tricia McLaughlin
    • 2
  • Andrea Chester
    • 3
  • Catherine Hall-van den Elsen
    • 4
  • Belinda Kennedy
    • 5
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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