Professor Tania Aspland
Tania Aspland is currently Professor in Teacher Education at the University of Adelaide. She has been a leader in course development in teacher education for many years and is currently engaged in a number of research projects in higher education pedagogies in teacher education undergraduate and graduate courses.
Tania has developed an international reputation for community capacity building in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, and Vietnam. She has evidenced-based success with action learning as a project based learning strategy in developing countries. Tania Aspland has been employed in off shore contexts in the field of curriculum development and curriculum evaluation and thesis supervision. She has also instigated new models of professional development within schools and universities, to support the process of curriculum development and leadership.
Tania was at USQ to talk about transnational education in higher education, and in particular about her involvement in an ALTC project entitled: Enhancing frameworks for ensuring quality frameworks in off shore teaching.
Presentation: 'Transnational education in higher education: productive pedagogies or pure profit?'
This presentation addresses the following points:
- The context of transnational education in Australia - industry, education or both?
- The research studies
- The data
- The argument
Dr Michael Sankey interviews Professor Aspland about off shore teaching.
Watch the interview* (7:09 mins)
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