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Academic skills and beyond : a resource based approach to support student success in higher education

Hitch, Danielle, Goldingay, Sophie, Hosken, Norah, Lamaro, Greer, Macfarlane, Susie, Nihill, Claire, Ryan, Juliana and Farrugia, Dennis 2012, Academic skills and beyond : a resource based approach to support student success in higher education, Journal of academic language and learning, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. A - 29-A - 41.

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Title Academic skills and beyond : a resource based approach to support student success in higher education
Author(s) Hitch, Danielle
Goldingay, Sophie
Hosken, Norah
Lamaro, Greer
Macfarlane, Susie
Nihill, Claire
Ryan, Juliana
Farrugia, Dennis
Journal name Journal of academic language and learning
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page A - 29
End page A - 41
Total pages 13
Publisher Association of Academic Language and Learning
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1835-5196
Keyword(s) student success
diversity
resource based approach
Summary An increasingly diverse range of students are entering higher education, bringing with them a vast range of experiences, skills and pre-existing knowledge. However, approaches to increasing student participation (and therefore success) to date have focused on strategies aimed at supporting non-traditional students to “fit in”, rather than changing existing structures to accommodate their needs. This paper will outline a resource-based approach to student success, which capitalises on the resources and capacities existing within the student, within their performance of the student role and within the environment that surrounds their learning.
This paper will report on a study and propose a resource based approach to student success. Three main sites or domains are identified as a focus of this approach – intrapersonal resources, skills resources and environmental resources. These domains interact with each other to support student success, and three potential methods for implementing a resource based approach are highlighted in the spaces where they intersect. Pedagogical design, mapping and matching, and learning support all have a role in enabling both students and universities to make the most of their existing resources and develop new ones.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Association of Academic Language and Learning
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