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Honouring the incomparable: honours in Australian universities

Kiley, Margaret; Boud, David; Manathunga, Catherine; Cantwell, Robert


The Honours undergraduate degree in Australia is unlike that in most other countries. It has taken on a particular significance as a qualification, as a pathway to and a pre-requisite for direct entry into doctoral programs. This paper explores the outcomes of a study that suggests that the aims, outcomes, curriculum, pedagogical practices, purposes and enrolment patterns of Honours vary substantially across disciplines and university types. It addresses the questions about the diverse nature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Higher Education
DOI: 10.1007/s10734-011-9409-z


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