A social justice framework for safeguarding student learning engagement

Creagh, Tracy A., Nelson, Karen J., & Clarke, John A. (2013) A social justice framework for safeguarding 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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The set of social justice principles and the Social Justice Framework (SJF), developed as resources for the sector as part of an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching project, adopt a recognitive approach to social justice and emphasise full participation and contribution within democratic society (Gale, 2000; Gale & Densmore, 2000). The SJF is contained within the major deliverable of the project, which is A Good Practice Guide for Safeguarding Student Learning Engagement (Nelson & Creagh, 2013) and is focused on good practice for activities that monitor student learning engagement and identify students at risk of disengaging in their first year. Examination of the social justice literature and its application to the higher education sector produced a set of five principles: Self-determination, Rights, Access, Equity and Participation. Each principle was defined and elucidated by a rationale and implications for practice, thus completing the SJF. The framework: reflects the notions of equity and social justice; provides a strategic approach for safeguarding engagement activities; and is supported by a suite of resources for practice and practitioners. The aim of this poster session is to engage in conversations about the SJF and how it might be applied to other types of student engagement activities critical to the first year of university life, such as orientation and transition programs, teamwork activities, peer programs and other academic support initiatives.

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ID Code: 60838
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: social justice, transition, monitoring student learning engagement, HERN
ISBN: 9780646906157
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 All Authors
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2013 00:34
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 16:13

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