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Transforming the first year learning experience through research-based media practice

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Denise Wood
This paper reports on a case study in which the course coordinator attempted to introduce research into the first year media arts curriculum in an effort to engage students through an enquiry learning approach. The findings from student evaluations conducted over a five year period reveal the challenges as well as the benefits to learners. The increase in student mean scores for evaluation criteria together with student qualitative comments in response to evaluations conducted following redesign of the curriculum, suggest that practice-based research, particularly when connected to“real world” issues, can be an effective strategy for re-engaging the first-year learner through the creative problem-solving process. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings from these trials as well as suggestions for further research.

History

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

31

End Page

42

Number of Pages

12

ISSN

1838-2959

Location

Australia

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology

Additional Rights

Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY)

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

TBA Research Institute; University of South Australia;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of the first year in higher education.

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CQUniversity

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