Student Rovers in the Learning Commons: Facilitating Places for Learner Engagement

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Tout, Dan, Pancini, Geri and McCormack, Rob (2010) Student Rovers in the Learning Commons: Facilitating Places for Learner Engagement. In: Work integrated learning (WIL) : responding to challenges : ACEN national conference 2010, conference proceedings. Campbell, M, ed. Australian Collaborative Education Network, pp. 469-479.


Victoria University‘s current student cohort is both diverse and disadvantaged, with over 80% either engaged in or looking for part - time work. In this context, student peer mentors — Student Rovers — are employed and deploy ed across three Learning Commons as a strategy for providing just - in - time‘ and just - in - place‘ learning support to other students. The program was established as a potential means for engaging Student Rovers in learning to learn while also learning to work, as well as for fostering and facilitating student engagement in campus life. An evaluative research project is currently under way to evaluate the effectiveness of the Student Rover program with regard to a number of interrelated and overlapping areas of concern.

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27 September - 1 October 2010, Curtin University, Bentley Campus, Perth, Western Australia

Item type Book Section
Official URL
ISBN 9780980570618
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1399 Other Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Current > Division/Research > VU College
Keywords ResPubID20766, ResPubID20501, EoS report, IT, liquid modernity, student assistants, Victoria University Library, engagement, transition, learningful work, learning to learn, learning spaces, learning support, VU's Learning Commons, mentoring, mentors
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