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The Guide To Fostering Asynchronous Online Discussion In Higher Education, Irina Verenikina, Pauline T. Jones, Janine Delahunty Jan 2017

The Guide To Fostering Asynchronous Online Discussion In Higher Education, Irina Verenikina, Pauline T. Jones, Janine Delahunty

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No abstract provided.


Book Review: Fostering Self-Efficacy In Higher Education Students, Janine Delahunty Jan 2016

Book Review: Fostering Self-Efficacy In Higher Education Students, Janine Delahunty

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What is self-efficacy, why is it worthy of attention in higher education, how are selfefficacy beliefs linked to teaching and learning excellence and what is "excellence" anyway? These are some points of discussion found in the first few pages of Laura Ritchie's book, directing the reader towards strategies in later chapters that are drawn from real-life situations aimed at helping the practitioner recognise and apply principles for building strong self-efficacy beliefs in their students. The author argues that the impact of self-efficacy on learning is "fundamental to everything" (p. vii); she writes from her years of teaching and research ...


"Are We There Yet?": Making Sense Of Transition In Higher Education, Jeannette Stirling, Louise C. Rossetto Jan 2015

"Are We There Yet?": Making Sense Of Transition In Higher Education, Jeannette Stirling, Louise C. Rossetto

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This paper reviews a first year transition program first implemented in 2011 and designed for students commencing higher education at the regional campuses of an Australian university. A significant proportion of students attending these campuses are mature age, the first in family to attempt university study, Indigenous, and/or from low socio-economic backgrounds. Our project aims were to facilitate academic participation and hence retention in a higher education environment that relies on various multimedia technologies and blended learning models. Ongoing evaluations of the project clearly indicate its efficacy. Even so, longitudinal analyses raise questions about how current social inclusion policy ...


Institutional Wide Implementation Of Key Advice For Socially Inclusive Teaching In Higher Education. A Practice Report, Lisa Thomas, Jennifer Heath Jan 2014

Institutional Wide Implementation Of Key Advice For Socially Inclusive Teaching In Higher Education. A Practice Report, Lisa Thomas, Jennifer Heath

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Government policy and institutional initiatives have influenced increases in enrolment of non-traditional students to Australian universities. For these students, university culture is often incongruent with their own, making it difficult to understand the tacit requirements for participation and success. Academic teaching staff are important in creating socially inclusive learning experiences, particularly in first year subjects. This paper presents an institution-wide approach to enhancing socially inclusive teaching at one Australian university. Underpinned by a framework of "bridging social-incongruity" the initiative was guided by six principles of socially inclusive teaching to support practice as proposed in the 2012 "Effective support of students ...


A Critical Turn In Higher Education Research: Turning The Critical Lens On The Academic Language And Learning Educator, Alisa Percy Jan 2014

A Critical Turn In Higher Education Research: Turning The Critical Lens On The Academic Language And Learning Educator, Alisa Percy

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This paper suggests that historical ontology, as one form of reflexive critique, is an instructive research design for making sense of the political and historical constitution of the Academic Language and Learning (ALL) educator in Australian higher education. The ALL educator in this paper refers to those practitioners in the field of ALL, whose ethical agency has largely been taken for granted since their slow and uneven emergence in the latter half of the twentieth century. Using the lens of governmentality, genealogical design and archaeological method, the historical ontology proposed in this paper demonstrates how the ethical remit of the ...


Deliberative Governance In Higher Education: The Utility Of John Dryzek's Concept Of Meta-Consensus, Gregory Hampton Jan 2013

Deliberative Governance In Higher Education: The Utility Of John Dryzek's Concept Of Meta-Consensus, Gregory Hampton

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A rapprochement between managerialism and collegialism has become commonplace within policy discussion on governance within higher education. Processes of deliberation within university governance are suggested as one means of fostering this apparent accord. I suggest that Dryzek's notion of meta-consensus can assist processes of deliberative governance. The concept of meta-consensus describes how disparate discourses can be acknowledged and incorporated within deliberative governance. I illustrate how a process of deliberation characterised the nature of participatory and deliberative teaching policy development within a university through reference to case studies on accommodating student equity and diversity in teaching policy and practice and ...


Creating Socially Inclusive Online Learning Environments In Higher Education, Lisa Kay Thomas, James Herbert Jan 2013

Creating Socially Inclusive Online Learning Environments In Higher Education, Lisa Kay Thomas, James Herbert

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The expansion of higher education across the broader Australian population has led to a more diverse student population than ever before. While research in the Australian context has focussed on support for some traditionally underrepresented students in a face-to-face learning context, how to enhance participation and success of these groups in online education has remained relatively unexplored. This paper presents the rationale and approach of a study investigating the challenges of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in online higher education (i.e. low SES, first in family, indigenous, disability, mature age, primary caregivers, remote and regional students, international, English as ...


Book Review - The Right To Higher Education: Beyond Widening Participation, Bronwyn James Jan 2012

Book Review - The Right To Higher Education: Beyond Widening Participation, Bronwyn James

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When we first conceived of the idea of the Critical Discussions about Social Inclusion Forum - the word critical was at the forefront in our minds. We wanted to create an opportunity to critically reflect on the ways in which the most recent social inclusion agenda might be understood and acted upon while being attentive to the ways in which "doing" social inclusion might inadvertently reproduce or manifest other forms of social exclusion. We also wanted to discuss what doing social inclusion might mean for our work as academic language and learning educators, as discipline lecturers, as policy makers and policy ...


Supporting The Language And Learning Development Of Eal Students In Australian Higher Education, Paul J. Moore Jan 2012

Supporting The Language And Learning Development Of Eal Students In Australian Higher Education, Paul J. Moore

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The role of learning advising in improving the educational outcomes of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) in Australian universities has received significant attention in recent years. A combination of research findings, governmental pressure and media scrutiny has provided renewed impetus for universities to address issues of language proficiency and academic literacy amongst the growing population of onshore international students for whom English is an additional language (EAL). In this paper, I discuss the role of academic language and learning advising in the Australian university context, including how this practice is influenced by a range of political ...


Patterns Of Paid Work Among Higher Education Students: Implications For The Bradley Reforms, Joanne Dearlove, James Grice Thomas Marland Jan 2012

Patterns Of Paid Work Among Higher Education Students: Implications For The Bradley Reforms, Joanne Dearlove, James Grice Thomas Marland

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No abstract provided.


Core Elements Of Exemplary Academic Integrity Policy In Australian Higher Education, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Margaret C. Wallace, Ruth Walker, Colin James, Margaret Green, Julianne East, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge Jan 2011

Core Elements Of Exemplary Academic Integrity Policy In Australian Higher Education, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Margaret C. Wallace, Ruth Walker, Colin James, Margaret Green, Julianne East, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge

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This paper reports on one important aspect of the preliminary findings from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) project, Academic integrity standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities. Our project aims to identify approaches to the complex issues of academic integrity, and then to build on these approaches to develop exemplars for adaptation across the higher education sector. Based on analysis of publicly available online academic integrity policies at each of the 39 Australian universities, we have identified five core elements of exemplary academic integrity policy. These have been grouped under the headings, Access, Approach, Responsibility, Detail and ...


Scoping A Distributed Leadership Matrix For Higher Education, Sandra Jones, Ann Applebee, Marina Harvey, Geraldine E. Lefoe Jan 2010

Scoping A Distributed Leadership Matrix For Higher Education, Sandra Jones, Ann Applebee, Marina Harvey, Geraldine E. Lefoe

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While there has been significant research into the theory and practice of distributed leadership in the school system, there has been less research into its applicability into higher education. This is somewhat surprising given the pressure on universities to reshape their governance models to accommodate a more competitive business environment as education becomes an important contributor to national economies. It is also interesting that, despite resistance from academics to the more ‘enterprise-based’ approach to shaping university leadership, there has not been a focus on a distributed leadership model that appears to accommodate the need for the autonomy that underpins academic ...


Applied Epidemiology - A Full-Subject Self-Directed Computer-Based Problem-Solving Learning Experience, I. A. Kreis, Adam Orvad, Dhammika Ruberu, Ray Stace Dec 1998

Applied Epidemiology - A Full-Subject Self-Directed Computer-Based Problem-Solving Learning Experience, I. A. Kreis, Adam Orvad, Dhammika Ruberu, Ray Stace

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A major difficulty of teaching public health to students in a Masters Program is conveying the need for taking a strategic approach to situations. Tackling real-life public health issues is rather complex. There will generally be a number of avenues of investigation and it is necessary to be wary of the short and long-term consequences of actions. Also time and money need to be managed effectively. As one approach to the education of students about these issues, a computer-based package has been developed which simulates the investigation of a real public health problem. This simulation enables students to encounter such ...