Evaluating individual teaching on the road to embedding academic skills

Huijser, Hendrik and Kimmins, Lindy and Galligan, Linda (2008) Evaluating individual teaching on the road to embedding academic skills. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 2 (1). A23-A38. ISSN 1835-5196

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Based on an evaluation of one-on-one student consultations in The Learning Centre at USQ, this paper argues that there is an important place for individual consultations in a university context, but that this should be seen as part of a number of learning enhancement strategies on a continuum. Embedding academic skills development into discipline-specific curricula would be placed on the ideal end of this continuum, but the insights gained from one-to-one consultations are crucial in this process. An evaluation of one-to-one consultations shows the complexity of student needs, and this paper has identified four levels of this complexity: conceptual 'stuck places', student scaffolding for learning, affect and development, and course and assessment analysis. The arguments are supported by case studies in mathematics and academic writing, in conjunction with survey data.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. By virtue of their appearance in Journal of Academic Language & Learning, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial settings.
Depositing User: Dr Hendrik Huijser
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2008 12:16
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2014 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: individual student consultations, embedding academic skills, evaluation, academic literacy and numeracy, skills development,Learning Centre
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4650

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