Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University, Western Australia in association with Khon Kaen University, Thailand and Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Thailand.


EDU-COM 2008 International Conference. Sustainability in Higher Education: Directions for Change, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 19-21 November 2008.


Enhancing academic quality and the employability of graduates are among the most frequently mentioned driving forces behind global higher education improvement initiatives for the past two decades (Garfield 1994; Gibbs 1999; Harvey and Green 1994; Reichart and Tauch 2003; Edwards 1997). This has contributed to shifts in teaching, learning and assessment practices to enhance students‘ academic competencies and generic attributes as compatible goals of higher education and employers. Consequently the role of assessment of student learning in higher education is continually being broadened to contribute to sustainable learning.