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.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|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.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||individual student consultations, embedding academic skills, evaluation, academic literacy and numeracy, skills development,Learning Centre|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330109 Assessment and Evaluation
330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers > 330399 Professional Development of Teachers not elsewhere classified
|Depositing User:||Dr Hendrik Huijser|
|Date Deposited:||09 Nov 2008 12:16|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:09|
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