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Developing a social justice framework to ensure good practice in higher education

Nelson, Karen J. & Creagh, Tracy A. (2011) Developing a social justice framework to ensure good practice in higher education. In 2011 Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association Biennial Conference (ANZSSA 2011), 4-7 December 2011, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

The concept of student engagement is a key factor in student achievement and retention and Australasian universities have a range of initiatives aimed at monitoring and intervening with students who are at risk of disengaging. Given the aspirations about widening participation, it is absolutely critical that these initiatives are designed to enable success for all students, particularly those for whom social and cultural disadvantage have been a barrier. Consequently, these types of initiatives must be consistent with the concept of social justice and a set of principles would provide this philosophical foundation for the sector. An Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) project that involves ten Australasian universities, is designing of a suite of resources for the sector which will include: (1) a set of principles for good practice in MSLE, (2) a good practice guide for the design and implementation of institutional MSLE policy and practice, and (3) a collection of resources for and exemplars of good practice to be taken up by the sector. This workshop session will provide an opportunity for participants to examine the draft set of principles and to discuss their potential value for the participants’ institutional contexts.

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Competitive Grant CG10-1730 2010-2012: Good practice for safeguarding student learning engagement in higher education institutions.

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ID Code: 46529
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Additional Information: This is a workshop presentation that has been accepted for the conference
Keywords: social justice, retention, at-risk, equity, monitoring student learning engagement, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Karen Nelson & Tracy Creagh
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 23:41

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