Professor Carole Steketee

PhD; B.Ed. (Hons); B.Arts, PFHEA
Director Learning and Teaching Office
Chair Academic Council (2015- )

Email: carole.steketee@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0233

  • Biography

    Carole is National Director of Learning and Teaching in The University of Notre Dame Australia, as well as the Associate Head of the Fremantle campus. In heading up the Learning and Teaching Office, she provides strategic leadership in supporting academic staff continue to provide rich learning experiences to students. Between 2007 and 2015, Carole was the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Medicine Fremantle where she was Director of the Medical Education Support Unit. In this position, Carole led the development of Prudentia, a dynamic web-based curriculum management system that is underpinned by an outcomes-based curriculum framework. In 2017, Prudentia won a Vice Chancellor’s award for initiatives that have enhanced the student learning experience. She chairs the University Academic Council, is the immediate past chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and the Honorary Secretary for the Committee of Management for the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). Carole is an accredited transformational leadership facilitator (2015) and has won a range of prizes including the Advanced Leadership Program Scholarship (2016), the Aspire Professional Development Scholarship (2010), the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2005), and the World Education Fellowship Prize for academic excellence (1997). Carole is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018) and has been a partner in a number of national OLT funded projects related to work integrated learning and inter-professional health education.

  • Teaching Areas

    • Health professional education
    • Teaching for learning in higher education
    • Integrating technology into teaching and learning
    • Distributed cognition using cognitive tools
    • Curriculum development and renewal
  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    • Interprofessional health education / practice
    • Educational technologies
    • Distributed leadership in interprofessional practice
    • Curriculum development and renewal
    • Qualitative methodologies
  • Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

    • Steketee, C., Keane, N., & Gardiner, K. (2019). Consolidating clinical learning through post-rotation small group activities. In S. Billett, J. Newton, G. D. Rogers, & C. Noble (Eds.), Augmenting health and social care students’ clinical learning experiences: Outcomes and processes. Dordrecht: Springer. Pages 185-207. DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-05560-8
    • Moran, M. & Steketee, C. (2016). Using a Community of Practice to increase leadership capacity in non-traditional settings for interprofessional student learning. In D. Forman, M. Jones & J, Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leadership Development for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice. Palgrave MacMillan.
    • Steketee, C. & Mak, D. in Forman, D. & Van Leit, B. (2016). The implementation of interprofessional education - what have we learned from experiences to date (case study)? In Abdulrahman, K.B., Harden, R. and Mennin, R. International Handbook of Medical Education: What Works. Routledge, New York.
    • Moran, M., Steketee, C. & Marles, K. (2015). Health LEADS Australia and interprofessional education. In D. Forman, M. Jones & J, Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leadership and collaboration: Further developments for interprofessional education. Palgrave MacMillan.
    • Dunston, R., Foreman, D., Matthews, L., Nicol, P., Pockett, R., Rogers, G., Steketee, C. & Thistlethwaite, J. (2015). Utilising curriculum renewal as a way of leading cultural change in Australian health professional education. In D. Forman, M. Jones & J, Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leadership and collaboration: Further developments for interprofessional education. Palgrave MacMillan.

    Reports and Papers

    • The Interprofessional Curriculum Renewal Consortium (ICRC), Australia (2013). Interprofessional education: A National Audit. Report to Health Workforce Australia. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney.
    • The Interprofessional Curriculum Renewal Consortium (ICRC), Australia (2014). Curriculum Renewal for Interprofessional Education in Health. Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia, Office for Learning and Teaching.
    • Dunston R., Forman, D., Moran, M., Rogers, G.D., Thistlethwaite, J. & Steketee, C. (2016), Curriculum Renewal in Interprofessional Education in Health: Establishing Leadership and Capacity. Canberra, Commonwealth of Australia, Office for Learning and Teaching.
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Watson, E., Steketee C., Mansfield, K., Moore, M., Damodaran, A., Dalziel, B., Duvivier, R., Walker, B. and Hu, W. (2020). Curriculum mapping for health professions education: a typology. Focus on Health Professional Education. 21(1), 91-113.
    • Steketee, C. & O’Keefe, M. (2020). Moving IPE from being ‘worthy’ to ‘required’ in health professional curriculum: Is good governance the missing part? Medical Teacher. DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1774526
    • O’Keefe, M., Forman, D., Moran, M, & Steketee, C. (2020). Governance options for effective interprofessional education: Exposing the gap between education and healthcare services, Medical Teacher, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1795096
    • Moran M., Forman D., O’Keefe M., Steketee C., Rogers G.D., Dunston R. (2020). Developing an Australia Wide Approach to IPE Leadership and Sustainability. In: Forman D., Jones M., Thistlethwaite J. (eds) Sustainability and Interprofessional Collaboration. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40281-5_8
    • Shipton, E. E., Steketee, C., Bate, F. & Visser, E. (2019). Exploring assessment of medical students’ competencies in pain medicine—A review, PAIN Reports Online, 4(1): e704, January/February 2019. https://journals.lww.com/painrpts/Fulltext/2019/02000/Exploring_assessment_of_medical_students_.2.aspx
    • Dunston, R., Forman, D., Thistlewaite, J., Steketee, C., Rogers, G. & Moran, M. (2018). Repositioning interprofessional education from the margins to the centre of Australian health professional education – what is required? Australian Health Review.  https://doi.org/10.1071/AH17081
    • Shipton, E., Bate, F., Garrick, R., Steketee, C. & Visser, E. (2018). Pain medicine content, teaching and assessment in medical school curricula in Australia and New Zealand, BMC Medical Education. 18:110, p. 1-11.  https://rdcu.be/N5Fm
    • Shipton, E., Bate, F., Garrick, R., Steketee, C., Shipton, E. A. & Visser, E. (2018). Systematic review of pain medicine content, teaching and assessment in medical school curricula internationally. Pain and Therapy. Open Access.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40122-018-0103-z
    • Tor, E., Steketee, C. & Mak, D. (2016). Clinical audit project in undergraduate medical education curriculum: An assessment validation study. International Journal of Medical Education. 7: 309-319ISSN: 2042-6372 DOI: 10.5116/ijme.57da.c89a
    • Dunston, R., Forman, D., Thistlewhaite, J., Steketee, C., Rogers, G. & Moran, M. (2018). Repositioning interprofessional education from the margins to the centre of Australian health professional education – what is required? Australian Health Review. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH17081
    • Moran, M.C., Steketee, C., Forman, D. & Dunston, R. (2015). Using a research informed interprofessional curriculum framework to retrospectively review curriculum. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 5(1). Available at: http://www.jripe.org/index.php/journal/article/view/187
    • Steketee, C (2015). Prudentia: An outcomes-based curriculum mapping system. In Teaching and learning uncapped. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 29-30 January 2015. Perth: The University of Western Australia. http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2015/refereed/steketee.pdf
    • Steketee, C. (2015). Prudentia: A medical school’s solution to curriculum mapping and curriculum management. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 12(4). Available at: http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss4/9
    • Thistlewaite, J., Forman, D., Matthews, L., Rogers Steketee, C. & Yassine, T. (2014). Interprofessional education competencies and frameworks in health: A comparative analysis. Academic Medicine. 89(6):869-75. DOI:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000249.
    • Bate, F. & Steketee, C. (2013). Implementation of a hybrid mobile web learning environment in the health professions: A design based research approach. In Design, develop, evaluate: The core of the learning environment. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 7-8 February 2013. Perth: Murdoch University. http://otl.curtin.edu.au/professional_development/conferences/tlf/tlf2013/refereed/bate.html
    • Lee A, Steketee C, Rogers G, Moran M. (2013). Towards a theoretical framework for curriculum development in health professional education. Focus on Health Professional Education, 14(3):64-77.
    • Steketee, C. & Bate, F. (2013). Using educational design research to inform teaching and learning in the health professions. In Special issue: Teaching and learning in higher education: Western Australia's TL Forum. Issues in Educational Research, 23(2), 269-282. http://www.iier.org.au/iier23/steketee.html
    • Tor, E. & Steketee, C. (2011). Rasch analysis on OSCE data: an illustrative example. Australasian Medical Journal, 4(6), 339-345.
    • Steketee, C., & McNaught, K. (2007). The complexities for new graduates planning mathematics based on student need. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. J. Watson & K Beswick (Eds). July, 2007: Hobart. (pp. 671-677).
    • Bate, F., & Steketee, C. (2006). Social interaction in corporate e-learning: when is it necessary? The Knowledge Tree e-journal, Edition 8, February 2006.
    • Steketee, C. (2006). Modelling ICT integration in teacher education courses using distributed cognition as a framework. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 22(1), 126-144.
    • Bate, F., & Steketee, C. (2005). Exploring dimensions of e-learning in competency-based settings: Case studies in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Proceedings of Ed-Media 2005 world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia & telecommunications. June 27-July 2, 2005; Montréal, Canada
    • Steketee, C. (2005). Integrating ICT as an integral teaching and learning tool into pre-service teacher training courses. Issues in Educational Research, 15(1), 101-113. http://education.curtin.edu.au/iier/iier15/steketee.html Journal
  • Conference Papers

    Refereed Conference Proceedings (Full Paper)

    • Steketee, C., & Kirkpatrick, D. (1996). What do children think learning is? Their conceptions of learning.Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Singapore. (http://www.swin.edu.au/aare/confpap.htm. [Ref: STEKC96.175]).
    • Steketee, C. (1997).Conceptions of learning held by students in the lower, middle and upper grades of primary school. Paper presented at the 12th Annual W.A.I.E.R. Research Forum. (http:www.curtin.edu.au/org/waier/steketee.htm)
    • Steketee, C., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (1999). Distributed cognition as an instructional framework. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne. (http://www.swin.edu.au/aare/99pap/alpha.htm. [Ref: STE99005]).
    • Steketee, C., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2001). Computers as cognitive tools: Do they really enhance learning? Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Perth. (http://www.swin.edu.au/aare/ [Ref: STE01110]).
    • Steketee, C., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2001). Concept-mapping as a collaborative activity: Using concept-mapping software in a distributed learning environment. Paper presented at EdMedia Conference, Finland.
    • Steketee, C. (2002). Students’ perceptions of cognitive tools and distributed learning environments. Paper presented at and published within the proceedings of the HERDSA conference, Perth.
    • Steketee, C. (2004).ICT as an Integral Teaching and Learning Tool: UNDA’s experience. Paper presented at the 19th Annual W.A.I.E.R. Research Forum. (http://education.curtin.edu.au/waier/forums/2004/abstracts.html)
    • Steketee, C. (2004). Action research as an investigative approach within a computer based community of learners. In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds), Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference (pp. 875-880). Perth, 5-8 December. (http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/perth04/procs/steketee.html)
    • Bate, F., & Steketee, C. (2005). Exploring dimensions of e-learning in competency-based settings: Case studies in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Proceedings of Ed-Media 2005 world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia & telecommunications. June 27-July 2, 2005; Montréal, Canada
    • Steketee, C., & McNaught, K. (2007). The complexities for new graduates planning mathematics based on student need. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. J. Watson & K Beswick (Eds). July, 2007: Hobart. (pp. 671-677).
    • Steketee, C., & McNaught, K. (2007). Video conferencing as a professional development learning environment. Paper presented at the national Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Education (SPERA) Conference, Perth. http://www.spera.asn.au/articles.php?req=read&article_id=82#CP2007
    • Steketee, C. & Bower, A, (2007). Augmenting the clinical apprenticeship model. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Perth. (Ref: STE07117).
    • Bate, F., & Steketee, C. (2010). Understanding the pedagogical world-view of clinical teachers in Australia: An evidence-based approach. Paper presented at the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) Conference. Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 November, 2010.
    • Bate, F. & Steketee, C. (2013). Implementation of a hybrid mobile web learning environment in the health professions: A design based research approach. In Design, develop, evaluate: The core of the learning environment. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 7-8 February 2013. Perth: Murdoch University. http://otl.curtin.edu.au/professional_development/conferences/tlf/tlf2013/refereed/bate.html
    • Steketee, C (2015). Prudentia: An outcomes-based curriculum mapping system. In Teaching and learning uncapped. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 29-30 January 2015.Perth: The University of Western Australia. http://ctl.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2015/refereed/steketee.pdf

    Refereed Abstracts and Conference Presentations

    • Steketee, C. (2009). Developing a profile using DREEM: What students think about the learning environment in a young Australian medical school. Short presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2009) in Europe, Malaga, Spain
    • Courtney, J., Steketee, C. & Tor, E. (2010). Implementing Script Concordance Tests into General Medicine Assessments: Choosing the panel of experts. Short presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2010) in Europe, Glasgow, Scotland
    • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Wright, A. & Steketee, C.  (2011). Defensibility, credibility and feasibility of three standard setting procedures for OSCE: Developing evidence-informed assessments. Short presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2011) in Vienna, Austria.
    • Tor, E., Macnish, J., Steketee, C.   Wright, A. (2011). Improving the validity and reliability of OSCE scores through a comprehensive measurement instrument. Short presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2011) in Vienna, Austria.
    • Tor, E., Macnish, J. & Steketee, C. (2012). “Monitoring Possible Effects of Examiner Stringency/Leniency Using Simple Statistics”. 15th Ottawa Conference: The Assessment of Competence in Medicine and Healthcare Professions, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Tor, E., Mak, D., & Steketee, C. (2014, April 25 - 29).  Clinical audit as a component of MBBS curriculum and assessment modality: A critical evaluation of validity and reliability.  Paper presented at The 16th Ottawa Conference:  Transforming Healthcare through Assessment and Evaluation, Ottawa, Canada.
    • Steketee, C. & Bate, F. (2014). Embedding Human Interaction into e-Learning: Lessons Learnt from an Online Graduate Diploma in Health Professional. Paper presented at The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education (ANZAHPE), Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, June 2104
    • Mak, D., Steketee, C., Courtney, J., Sweetman, G. & Tor, E. (2016). Weaving assessment into the fabric of project-based learning in a medical education course: why and how. Paper presented at the joint OTTAWA- ANZAHPE (The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Perth Australia, March 2016
    • Tor, E. & Steketee, C. (2017). Defensibility and Credibility of Conjunctive Pass Fail Standard for Summative OSCE: Some Evidential Arguments. 14th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 11 - 15 January 2017, Singapore
    • Mansfield. K.J., Moore, M., Steketee, C., Watson, E., Damodaran, A., Duvivier, R., Walker, B. & Hu, W. (2017). Lessons learnt from Curriculum mapping: following the transition from design to implementation and beyond. Symposium presented at the ANZAHPE (The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Adelaide, Australia, July 2017
    • Dunston, R., Steketee, C., Moran, M., Rogers, G. & Yassine, T. (2017). Making transition from a local to a nationally coordinated approach to the development of Australian interprofessional education – a report on progress. Symposium presented at the ANZAHPE (The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Adelaide, Australia, July 2017
    • Gardiner, K., Keane, N., Griffiths, D. & Steketee, C. (2017). Clinical Debriefing tutorials: an educational tool to enhance professionalism skills and workplace readiness for medical students. Short presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (August 2017) in Helsinki, Finland.
    • O’Keefe, M. & Steketee, C. (2019). Seeking effective interdisciplinary academic governance: Interprofessional Learning as a case study. Paper presented at the ISSOTL19 conference (October), Atlanta

    Refereed Workshop Presentations

    • Steketee, C., Stewart, S., & Skinner, C. (2009). Integrating Reflective Practice into an undergraduate medical course: Helping students see the value. Workshop presented at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2009) in Europe, Malaga, Spain.
    • Mak, D.B., Steketee, C., Clark, R., Glenn, C. (2010). Teaching your workforce how to implement a scientifically rigorous clinical audit. Workshop, 8th Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 6 - 8 September, Perth, Australia
    • Steketee, C.  (2014). Curriculum Mapping: Where to Begin? Workshop presented at the Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Conference (2014) in Milan, Italy.
    • Steketee, C.(2015). Prudentia©: A Curriculum Mapping Gem or White Elephant?Workshop presented at the ANZAHPE (The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Newcastle, Australia, March 2015
    • Courtney, J., Steketee, C., Mak, D., Skinner, C., Heidi, W., & Tor, E. (2016). Designing OSCE scoring instrument with built-in validity features based on a comprehensive measurement framework: principles & guidelines.  Pre-Conference Workshop (OTT.PCW1) conducted at the Ottawa Conference 2016 on Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare, Perth 19 – 23 March 2016.

    Refereed Poster Presentations

    • Steketee, C. (1995). Conceptions of learning held by lower, middle and upper primary school children. Poster presented at the Australian Psychological Society Ltd Annual Conference, UWA, Perth, Australia.
    • Steketee, C., & Tor, E. (2010). Using RASCH to gain in-depth insight into the psychometric properties of the OSCE. Poster presented at the 7th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Singapore.
    • Bate, F. & Steketee, C.  (2014). Engaging health professionals in learning about education: A flexible e-book solution. Poster presentation at the Association for Medical Education Conference (2014) in Milan, Italy.
    • Marles, K., Dickson, G., Gall, P., Steketee, C & Sutton, T. (2015).  Applying Action Research in a New Paradigm of Aged Care Service Design. Poster presented at the European Conference of Business Research Methods (Malta - June).
    • Steketee, C., Keane, N., & Gardiner, K. (2018). Augmenting clinical placements: What are students’ preferences? Poster presented at the ANZAHPE (Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Hobart, Australia, July 2018.
    • Shipton, E., Bate, F., Garrick, R., Steketee, C. & Visser, E. (2018). Pain medicine education for medical students internationally: A systematic review. Poster presentation at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Boston, USA, September 2018.
    • Shipton, E., Steketee, C., Bate, F. & Visser, E. (2019). Assessment of medical students’ competencies in pain medicine – a focused review. Poster presented at the ANZAHPE (The Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Education) Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2019
  • Professional Affiliations

    Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy

    Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAHPE) - Honorary Secretary and member of the Committee of Management (since 2014)

    Association of Medical Education Europe (AMEE)

  • Community Engagement

    Examinations writer and marker for WACE exam 2013 and 2014 (School Curriculum and Standards Authority Western Australia)

    Participated in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to raise money for Youth Focus (a charity that assists troubled youth)

  • Awards

    • 2017 Awarded the Vice Chancellor’s prize for Prudentia (Initiatives that have enhanced the student learning experience)
    • 2010 Awarded the (Aspire) University of Notre Dame Australia Professional Development Scholarship
    • 2005 Awarded the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Notre Dame University)
    • 2005 Awarded the Pearson Education Australia Teaching Excellence Award
    • 1998 Awarded Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship
    • 1997 Awarded World Education Fellowship Prize for academic excellence in Bachelor of Education
    • 1996 Awarded First Class Honours for Bachelor of Education (Hons)
    • 1996 Valedictorian for graduating class 1996 Bachelor of Arts (Education) ECU Australia
  • Other

    Competitive Research Grants and Tenders:

    Date & Amount Funding body Project name Partners
    2017
    $6000
    WAND Small Grant Creating a generic language shell to enable use of Prudentia curriculum mapping software across disciplines Carole Steketee, Ainslie Robinson, Lisa Goldacre, Helen Rogers and Nicholas Arnold
    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    2016
    $500,000
    Office of Learning and Teaching Australia (OLT) Building a sustainable national approach for the development and governance of interprofessional education in Australia University of Technology Sydney, Curtin University, University of Derby, Central Queensland University, the University of Adelaide, Griffith University, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Carole Steketee), Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (AIPPEN), ANZAHPE, Victoria University
    2015
    $476,000
    Office of Learning and Teaching Australia (OLT) Augmenting students' learning for employability through post-practicum educational processes Griffith University, Flinders University, Monash University, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Carole Steketee), The University of Newcastle, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services
    2015
    $60,000
    Office of Learning and Teaching Australia (OLT) Extension funding for 2010 CRS project (below) AIPPEN, Central Queensland University, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Griffith University, Health Workforce Australia, The University of Notre Dame Australia (Carole Steketee), The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, University of Technology Sydney, WA Health
    2010
    $219,000
    ALTC Competitive Grant Curriculum Renewal & Interprofessional Health Education: Establishing capabilities, outcomes and standards
    2011
    $80,000
    WA health Department IPE for Health Professionals in WA: Perspectives and Activity
    2011
    $105,000
    Health Workforce Australia Interprofessional Education: A National Audit. Report to Health Workforce Australia
    2013
    $50,000
    WA Health Department Provision of post-graduate courses in clinical supervision to registered WA health professionals Carole Steketee & Frank Bate
    The University of Notre Dame Australia

    2010 $1000

    2012 $5000

    2013 $5000

    Research Office, The University of Notre Dame Australia Interprofessional Health Education

    Integrating digital technologies in medical education

    Implementation of a hybrid mobile web learning environment in the health professions: a design based research approach

    Carole Steketee 

    Carole Steketee & Frank Bate

    The University of Notre Dame Australia

    2006
    $65,500
    ASISTM Grant (Curriculum Corporation Australia) Using Emerging Technologies to Mentor Graduate Mathematics Teachers Working in Rural Locations Carole Steketee & Keith McNaught
    The University of Notre Dame Australia


    Reviewer for the following conference associations:

    • Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators Conference (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)