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Developing a graduate diploma to cater for career-change adults

Campbell, Coral 2010, Developing a graduate diploma to cater for career-change adults, in Proceedings of the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education : International Conference, [Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education : International Conference],.

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Title Developing a graduate diploma to cater for career-change adults
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Conference name Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education : International Conference (2010 : Hong Kong)
Conference location Hong Kong
Conference dates 2-3 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education : International Conference
Publication date 2010
Publisher [Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education : International Conference]
Keyword(s) accelerated leaming
mature-age
post-graduate studies
Summary A seven-month intensive graduate diploma of teaching course was developed in 2007 to cater for an increasing demand for qualified teachers. The course is developed to university standards and is accredited by teacher registration authorities, with graduates obtaining a qualification as a teacher at the end of the seven month period. The course is tailored to recognise and build on the existing academic attributes and capacifies expected of top tertiary graduates, and to be appropriate to academically-experienced adult learning styles. This paper will discuss the process involved in the course development. Aspects related to the student cohort demographics and leaming styles will be highlighted. A 'nested case study approach' involving both qualitative and quantitative data collection was used. Questionnaires, surveys, and interviews were used to gather the data from stakeholders (post-graduate students) involved in this aspect of the research. The analysis of the data will provide detail on the aspects of the course which enabled mature-aged students to succeed and highlight future challenges.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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