Sharlene Nipperess
RMIT University
Social workPedagogySocioeconomicsCurriculumSocial philosophy
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#1Donna Anne McAuliffe (Griffith University)H-Index: 12
#2Sharlene Nipperess (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
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#1Manohar Pawar (CSU: Charles Sturt University)H-Index: 10
#2Sharlene Nipperess (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 3
Dr. Robyn Miller is a social worker and family therapist with over 30 years experience in the field. She began her career as a social work practitioner at Catholic Family Welfare in 1980 and attained the demanding leadership positions of Principal Practitioner in 2006, and Director and Chief Practitioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS) in Victoria in 2014. Robyn has been a member of the Victorian Child Death Review Committee for the past nine years. She has worked in the community sect...
#1Bob PeaseH-Index: 22
#2Sophie GoldingayH-Index: 5
Last. Sharlene NipperessH-Index: 3
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#1Sophie Goldingay (Deakin University)H-Index: 5
#2Danielle Hitch (Deakin University)H-Index: 9
Last. Viola Rosario (Deakin University)H-Index: 1
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AbstractSocial work is a discipline that attracts students from diverse academic backgrounds. Many are first in family to attend university, and come to university through alternative pathways such as vocational education. As a result, there are higher levels of attrition compared to other disciplines, especially in the first year. To address this, and in keeping with a commitment to provide accessible education, one school of social work undertook a project to embed academic literacies into the...
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Last. Danielle HitchH-Index: 9
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The aim of the HEPPP funded project presented here is to embed support for the development of academic literacies (Lea & Street 1998) by developing inclusive curricula in courses with a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic status (LSES) backgrounds (Devlin et al. 2012). Reflection is central in both the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) and the Bachelor of Social Work, and the student profiles in these two courses mirror each other, but the approach taken differs. Many B...