The application of a set of principles to safeguard student learning engagement

Creagh, Tracy A., Nelson, Karen J., & Clarke, John A. (2013) The application of a set of principles to safeguard student learning engagement. In 16th International First Year in Higher Education Conference, 7-10 July, 2013, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Student engagement is a key contributor to student achievement and retention. Increasingly, international and Australasian universities are introducing a range of specific initiatives aimed at monitoring and intervening with students who are at risk of disengaging, particularly in their first year of study. A multi-site case study formed the focus of a national learning and teaching project to develop a suite of resources to guide good practice for safeguarding student learning engagement that were consistent with the notions of equity and social justice. Pivotal to the suite of resources is the Social Justice Framework and a set of social justice principles that emerged through a synthesis of existing literature and were further refined through the examination of qualitative data collected across the participating institutions. These social justice principles reflect general notions of equity and social justice, embrace the philosophical position of recognitive social justice, and are presented in an interconnected and co-dependent way within the framework. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to identify and discuss the practical applications of the principles to student engagement activities in their own institutions.

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ID Code: 59464
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: social justice, good practice, monitoring student learning engagement, social justice principles, retention, attrition, student support, HERN
ISBN: 9780646906157
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) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The authors
Deposited On: 01 May 2013 00:16
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 08:44

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