Effective and engaging curriculum that challenges and motivates visual arts and design students in today's knowledge economy

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Abstract

Today's knowledge economy requires students to comprehend current theory and practice across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Students studying Computer Games and Multimedia at Bond University are in the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty. While traditionally studying visual arts, design and culture, rapid changes in the industry require the students to multi skill with technology and computing to remain competitive. Research in learning styles theory suggests that each individua learner has an inclination towards a particular multifaceted modality for learning be that in the Arts (Rourke & O'Connor, 2009) or Computing (Cagiltay,2008). This poses challenges and significant creative opportunities in aligning course curriculum and pedagogy with student outcomes, industry standards and imperatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScholarship of Learning and Teaching @ Bond
EditorsK. Wood, D. Knight, S. Kinash
Place of PublicationRobina
PublisherBond University
Pages160-167
Number of pages8
Volume2
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)978-1-922183-02-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Birt, J. R. (2012). Effective and engaging curriculum that challenges and motivates visual arts and design students in today's knowledge economy. In K. Wood, D. Knight, & S. Kinash (Eds.), Scholarship of Learning and Teaching @ Bond (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 160-167). Robina: Bond University.