Meeting the challenge of 'massification': taking learner diversity seriously

Pedersen, Cec and St Hill, Rod (2002) Meeting the challenge of 'massification': taking learner diversity seriously. In: Teaching and Learning Conference 1999, 28-30 Jun 1999, Darwin, Australia.

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Diversity among learners has always been a factor that university teachers should take into account when designing or delivering subject matter. 'Massification' of university education seems to have brought diversity into focus in Australia during the last two decades, perhaps more acutely in the post-Dawkins universities. In this chapter, some design and delivery strategies are outlined and preliminary assessments of their effectiveness are made. The strategies focus upon the feasible implementation of sound pedagogical and andragogical principles. There is no intention to attempt to prescribe best practice. The authors have not implemented identical strategies in their respective subjects, but they have a common objective: to improve learning and assessment outcomes by recognising the different learning needs of different students.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 05:10
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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