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Ib Graduates In Australian Universities : Entry And Outcomes : A Case Study Of Two Institutions : Project Report, Daniel Edwards, Catherine Underwood Dec 2012

Ib Graduates In Australian Universities : Entry And Outcomes : A Case Study Of Two Institutions : Project Report, Daniel Edwards, Catherine Underwood

Dr Daniel Edwards

This report explores the entry into and progression through university of graduates from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). It focuses on two Australian universities, used as case studies for exploring the higher education pathways of IB DP graduates. The study has been conducted for the International Baccalaureate, the organisation which oversees the IB DP. This project responds to one key element of the IB research agenda, which focuses on establishing and expanding empirical evidence related to the postsecondary transitions, academic outcomes and experiences of IB DP graduates in the tertiary education sector. This report is intended to provide ...


Ib Graduates In Australian Universities : Entry And Outcomes : A Case Study Of Two Institutions : Project Report, Daniel Edwards, Catherine Underwood Sep 2012

Ib Graduates In Australian Universities : Entry And Outcomes : A Case Study Of Two Institutions : Project Report, Daniel Edwards, Catherine Underwood

Higher Education Research

This report explores the entry into and progression through university of graduates from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). It focuses on two Australian universities, used as case studies for exploring the higher education pathways of IB DP graduates. The study has been conducted for the International Baccalaureate, the organisation which oversees the IB DP.

This project responds to one key element of the IB research agenda, which focuses on establishing and expanding empirical evidence related to the postsecondary transitions, academic outcomes and experiences of IB DP graduates in the tertiary education sector. This report is intended to provide ...


Exploring The Impact Of Learning Contracts On Student Commitment And Academic Performance, Timothy Frank Mar 2012

Exploring The Impact Of Learning Contracts On Student Commitment And Academic Performance, Timothy Frank

SoTL Commons Conference

It is not uncommon for students with high potential to underperform in the classroom. With many activities competing for a student's time, success comes with commitment. This project studied the effect of individualized, voluntary learning contracts on student commitment and academic performance. Scores on the first exam were compared with scores on the final exam to determine any change in academic performance. Additionally, feedback forms were collected to determine self-reported student commitment. Students in the experimental group who performed poorly on the first exam were counselled one-on-one and offered the chance to sign a learning contract. When comparing those ...


Implementation Quality Of Whole-School Mental Health Promotion And Students' Academic Performance, Katherine Dix, Phillip Slee, Michael Lawson, John Keeves Jan 2012

Implementation Quality Of Whole-School Mental Health Promotion And Students' Academic Performance, Katherine Dix, Phillip Slee, Michael Lawson, John Keeves

Dr Katherine Dix

Background:  This paper argues for giving explicit attention to the quality of implementation of school-wide mental health promotions and examines the impact of implementation quality on academic performance in a major Australian mental health initiative.