Integration of Content and Academic Requirements into a Student Resource

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


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

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > Division/Research > Centre for Collaborative Learning and Teaching (CCLT)
Current > Division/Research > VU College
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
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
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