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The Bachelor of Learning Management (BLM) and education capability : why we do not prepare 'teachers' anymore.

This paper explains the underlying logic of a four-year pre-service preparation program, the Bachelor of Management (BLM). The program was designed for post-New Economy knowledge workers in education and training. Its intent is to graduate work-place ready and future-oriented 'learning managers' who have a particular skill in achieving student learning outcomes, rather than 'teachers'. A professional 'business-to-business' arrangement between the teaching profession and Central Queensland University's Faculty of Education and Creative Arts developed the BLM collaboratively in October 2000 and the program enrolled its first students in 2001. The BLM signals a definite shift in emphasis to that of the conventional B.Ed model of teacher education by its four knowledge domains: pedagogy, essential professional knowledge, futures and networks and partnerships. The paper describes how the BLM was developed, some of the major challenges to such innovation and reviews the core concepts of 'learning management' and 'portal task'.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

6

Issue

2

Start Page

23

End Page

37

Number of Pages

15

ISSN

1441-9319

Location

Sydney

Publisher

University of Sydney

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Change : transformations in education.

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