Applying a social justice framework to ensure good practice in monitoring student learning engagement

Nelson, Karen and Creagh, Tracy (2011) Applying a social justice framework to ensure good practice in monitoring student learning engagement. In: 6th Annual Conference of Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA 2011), 28 Sept - 30 Sept 2011, Adelaide, Australia.

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A current Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) funded action research project aims to provide a set of practical resources founded on a social justice framework, to guide good practice for monitoring student learning engagement (MSLE) in higher education. The project involves ten Australasian institutions, eight of which are engaged in various MSLE type projects. A draft framework, consisting of six social justice principles which emerged from the literature has been examined with reference to the eight institutional approaches for MSLE in conjunction with the personnel working on these initiatives during the first action research cycle. The cycle will examine the strategic and operational implications of the framework in each of the participating institutions. Cycle 2 will also build capacity to embed the principles within the institutional MSLE program and will identify and collect examples and resources that exemplify the principles in practice. The final cycle will seek to pilot the framework to guide new MSLE initiatives. In its entirety, the project will deliver significant resources to the sector in the form of a social justice framework for MSLE, guidelines and sector exemplars for MSLE. As well as increasing the awareness amongst staff around the criticality of transition to university (thereby preventing attrition) and the significance of the learning and teaching agenda in enhancing student engagement, the project will build leadership capacity within the participating institutions and provide a knowledge base and institutional capacity for the Australasian HE sector to deploy the deliverables that will safeguard student learning engagement. At this early stage of the project the workshop session provides an opportunity to discuss and examine the draft set of social justice principles and to discuss their potential value for the participants' institutional contexts. Specifically, the workshop will explore critical questions associated with the principles.

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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2022 04:00
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Uncontrolled Keywords: social justice; retention; good practice; at-risk; equity; monitoring student learning engagement; HERN
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education

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