The wizards of Oz

“The ‘Melbourne model’ has prompted universities worldwide to consider broadening undergraduate degrees. But the template does not win over everyone. One year on, the impact of the “Melbourne model” is being felt globally. When the University of Melbourne radically overhauled its curriculum in 2007, it was a bold move. Throwing out more than a century of academic tradition, the university decided that the graduates of the future would benefit from a much broader education. It followed the American Ivy League model in offering a very general undergraduate degree, to be followed, if required, by more specialist postgraduate courses …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, THE, 8 January]

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