Journal article

Exploring learning goals and assessment approaches for Indigenous health education: a qualitative study in Australia and New Zealand

Clare Delany, Lachlan Doughney, Lilon Bandler, Louise Harms, Shawana Andrews, Patricia Nicholson, Louisa Remedios, Wendy Edmondson, Lauren Kosta, Shaun Ewen

Higher Education | Springer (part of Springer Nature) | Published : 2018


In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research examines how academics design assessment to achieve these learning goals in Indigenous health education. Indigenous health education is an important area of learning for health practitioners to help address worldwide patterns of health inequities that exist for Indigenous people. We used a constructivist qualitative methodology to (i) explore learn..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) who provided funding for the research project that developed the data source used in this paper. We would also like to thank academics involved in Indigenous health education in Australia and New Zealand for providing their time to be interviewed.