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Supporting and evaluating transitional learning for international university students
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Alison Owens
In 2007, as part of its response to the continuing diversification of students, CQUniversity introduced a for-credit undergraduate course, The Principles of University Learning, focusing on ‘learning to learn’ in the Australian university context. The aim was to support the transition of learners with diverse prior learning experiences into the Australian model of education requiring independent and active learning strategies deployed in critical engagement with diverse materials in changing contexts. This paper presents research conducted to evaluate the outcomes of the course reflected in quantitative and qualitative data collected for a total of 144 course graduates. Grade Point Average (GPA) results collected over three terms of study were reviewed for course graduates. In addition, research also reviewed qualitative data related to the course to establish its effect on student perceptions about learning. This report includes background information and rationale as well as research results identified over 2008-09.
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External Author AffiliationsInternational Education Research Centre (IERC);