Book Chapter

The Capstone Experience: Five principles for a connected curriculum

Mitchell Goodwin

Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability: A Connectedness Learning Approach | Common Ground Publishing | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper’s focus is the redesign and re-imagining of a selection of final-year capstone units in the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Melbourne. We describe the five principles that were our blueprint for reinterpreting the capstone as a sequence of authentic, reflective, creative, celebratory and networked experiences. We view connectedness as having broader social and industrial implications beyond just purely disciplinary knowledge.