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Graduate attributes

The Charles Darwin University graduate attributes refer to those skills, qualities and understandings that should be acquired by students during their time at the University regardless of their discipline of study. The attributes accord with the University's strategic directions and values, focusing on student-centered learning and supporting the effective construction and application of their knowledge.

CDU graduate attributes will be embedded in the course of study that a student has undertaken. This will be done as part of the Course Accreditation and Reaccreditation Process (CARP). When combined with the development of e-portfolios, graduate attributes will provide potential employers with evidence that graduates from CDU are prepared to become active citizens in tomorrow's world.

CDU Core AttributeGeneric Attribute
Personal
Practical
Knowledge
Acquisition
Application
Creativity
Knowledge Base
CitizenshipCommunication
Teamwork
World ViewFlexibility
Leadership

Resources

Christensen, S. & Cuff, N. (2002). 'Embedding graduate attributes in law - why, how and is it working?'. In K. Appleton, C. Macpherson & D. Orr (Eds.). Lifelong Learning Conference: refereed papers from the 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference (pp. 108-118, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, 16-19 June. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press.

University of Sydney Graduate Attributes Case Studies - http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/GraduateAttributes/casestudies.cfm