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Integration of Content and Academic Requirements into a Student Resource

Henderson, Fiona and McWilliams, Alan (2007) Integration of Content and Academic Requirements into a Student Resource. ILA 2007 Proceedings. ISSN 2073-7513

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the collaborative approach to subject development practices at Victoria University, Melbourne. The approach requires the integration of specialist education support services within an academic subject teaching team This integration of an Academic Language and Literacy lecturer as an „educational expert‟ has informed and helped to shape the ongoing development of assessment tasks within a first year undergraduate management subject. As part of the discussion of subject development, rich multimedia technology has been used to facilitate student learning; this is available both from within the disciplinary subject‟s WebCT site and as a DVD. This use of multimedia technology to present discipline specific academic literacy topics is illustrative of a scaffolded approach to curriculum design that is supportive of all students and encompasses transition issues as well as learning needs. The resource develops independent learning skills that are applicable to a range of subjects and the topics are presented in a format that encourages regular review and consultation by students

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16788, collaborative approach, subject development, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, integration of specialist education support within academic subject teaching, ongoing development of assessment tasks, multimedia technology, facilitating student learning, scaffolded approach to curriculum design, transition issues, learning needs, independent learning skills, regular review and consultation
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (CCLT)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > VU College
FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 05:32
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3302
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