Threshold Concepts Resources

ALTC Threshold Learning Outcomes [pdf]
For a number of disciplines including Accounting, Law, Health, Education and Science threshold learning outcomes have been developed and are available on the Federally funded Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) website. To locate these resources search for "standards".

Threshold Concepts in the Disciplines
A Mediasite recording of Professor Jan Meyer presenting at SCU's 2012 Festival of Teaching. He presents the interplay between threshold concepts, pedagogy and student learning.

Threshold Concepts: Undergraduate Teaching, Postgraduate Training and Professional Development
An introduction and bibliography with discipline specific resources, video and podcast presentations


Akerlind, G., McKenzie, J.A. & Lupton, M. (2011) A threshold concepts focus to curriculum design: supporting student learning through application of variation theory. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Australia.

Cousin, G. (2006) An introduction to threshold concepts. Planet No 17, December 2006, pp 4-5.

Meyer, J., &, Land, R. (2003) Threshold concepts and troublesome knowledge: Linkages to Ways of Thinking and Practising within the Disciplines. Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses, ETL Project, Occasional Report 4, May 2003. Available from