Pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning in the new inter-professional health science units at the Australian Catholic University

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Mehta, Hemant and Rouf, Abdur. (2012) Pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning in the new inter-professional health science units at the Australian Catholic University. Journal of Modern Education Review. 3(3), pp. 250 - 255.
AuthorsMehta, Hemant and Rouf, Abdur
Abstract

New government education policies stress both social justice and economic imperatives. The tensions between these goals for universities are familiar themes for critique. The diversity, and shift in cultural capital among university students is also a concern. The authors of this article teach sociology at an Australian university with a comparative over-representation of students with low levels of cultural capital in academic literacy: research, reading and writing skills. In this article we outline and discuss the approach and outcomes of a pilot online program ‘Leap into Sociology’, developed to help sociology students increase their academic literacy in sociology. The program is, like other academic skills support programs, premised on an understanding that the development of academic research and writing skills needs to be ‘embedded’ in discipline units to be most useful for students. Our discussion considers these challenges in relation to current tensions in higher education work and policy contexts.

Keywordsengaging students; inter-professional education; health science
Year2012
JournalJournal of Modern Education Review
Journal citation3 (3), pp. 250 - 255
PublisherAcademic Star Publishing Company
ISSN2155-7993
Web address (URL)http://www.academicstar.us/UploadFile/Picture/2014-3/2014319225245407.pdf
Page range250 - 255
Research GroupSchool of Behavioural and Health Sciences
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Place of publicationUnited States of Australia
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