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Intentional first year curriculum design as a means of facilitating student engagement: some exemplars

Kift, Sally M. & Field, Rachael M. (2009) Intentional first year curriculum design as a means of facilitating student engagement: some exemplars. In Proceedings of the 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Townsville, Queensland.

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Abstract

The importance of student engagement to higher education quality, making deep learning outcomes possible for students, and achieving student retention, is increasingly being understood. The issue of student engagement in the first year of tertiary study is of particular significance. This paper takes the position that the first year curriculum, and the pedagogical principles that inform its design, are critical influencers of student engagement in the first year learning environment. We use an analysis of case studies prepared for Kift’s ALTC Senior Fellowship to demonstrate ways in which student engagement in the first year of tertiary study can be successfully supported through intentional curriculum design that motivates students to learn, provides a positive learning climate, and encourages students to be active in their learning.

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ID Code: 30044
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: first year, curriculum design, student engagement
ISBN: 9781741072822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2010 09:03
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:19

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