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Claire Nihill
Deakin University
Learning developmentHigher educationSociologySocial workPedagogy
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#1Danielle Hitch (Deakin University)H-Index: 10
#2Susie Macfarlane (Deakin University)H-Index: 10
Last. Claire Nihill (Deakin University)H-Index: 3
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This article reports on activities undertaken by Australian universities to support academic staff to provide inclusive teaching. The findings of two lines of inquiry are reported - a desktop audit of the presence of inclusive teaching or universal design for learning (UDL) in publically available policies and procedures documents, and a survey of the methods adopted to build staff capacity to provide inclusive teaching and learning. Just over a third (34.21%) of Australian universities referred...
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#1Sophie Goldingay (Deakin University)H-Index: 5
#2Danielle Hitch (Deakin University)H-Index: 10
Last. Susie Macfarlane (Deakin University)H-Index: 10
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The widening participation agenda means that students will be entering degree courses with increasingly diverse needs, particularly with respect to the academic skills necessary for successful tertiary study in Australia. This paper presents findings from a mixed methods project investigating first year social work students’ perceived role in academic skills and their development. Students expressed the perception that academic skill requirements and how they would be assessed should be made exp...
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An increasingly diverse range of students are entering higher education, bringing with them a vast range of experiences, skills and pre-existing knowledge. However, approaches to increasing student participation (and therefore success) to date have focused on strategies aimed at supporting non-traditional students to "fit in", rather than changing existing structures to accommodate their needs. This paper will outline a resource-based approach to student success, which capitalises on the resourc...
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#1Sophie GoldingayH-Index: 5
#2Juliana RyanH-Index: 3
Last. Dennis FarrugiaH-Index: 2
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#1Sophie GoldingayH-Index: 5
#2Susie MacfarlaneH-Index: 10
Last. Juliana RyanH-Index: 3
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As a consequence of the widening participation agenda, student cohorts in Australian higher education are becoming increasingly diverse. While diversity is often characterised by a focus on culture or ethnicity, this variability also independently exists in regard to competence in academic skills (Dillon, 2007). Successfully developing discipline-specific academic skills is crucial to a student’s learning, progress and attainment in higher education. The growing recognition that students are ent...
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The widening participation agenda means that students will be entering degree courses with increasingly diverse needs, particularly with respect to the academic skills necessary for successful tertiary study in Australia. This paper presents findings from a mixed methods project investigating student experience in their first year with respect to academic skills development, and students' perception of their role in this. Students expressed a need for academic skill requirements and how they wou...
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