Professor Ramsden's paper "The Future of Higher Education - Teaching and the Student Experience" is available online, along with appendices and bibliography.
Much of what Professor Ramsden discusses is applicable to Australia. He advocates reforming curriculum and assessment with new models of curriculum, interdisciplinary study, flexible transfer between part-time and full-time modes, and global perspectives. I have been doing some of this in the Green ICT course run for ACS and ANU. This is available for ICT and other professionals, with full and part time students from around the world in the same class.
ANU Teaching Forum
The Future of Higher Education - Teaching and the Student Experience
Professor Paul Ramsden
Chief Executive, The Higher Education Academy, UK
Thursday 3 December, 1-2pm
The Tank, Haydon Allen Lecture Theatre, Building 23, ANU, Canberra
A light lunch will be served preceding the lecture from 12pm, Seminar from 1pm.
Please email RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 November and include any dietary requirements for lunch
To be introduced by Professor Lawrence Cram, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of The Australian National University
This talk is based on Professor Paul Ramsden's contribution to the forthcoming framework for higher education in England. It will examine the quality of teaching and learning in UK higher education in the light of recent critical comment in the media and parliament, and consider the kinds of experiences that will enable graduates in the UK and Australia to contribute to the world of the future. He will identify some key drivers in the process, including recognition of teaching, curriculum change, and the need for a different relationship between students and universities.