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"The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do": Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses

Goldingay, Sophie, Hitch, Danielle, Ryan, Juliana, Farrugia, Dennis, Hosken, Norah, Lamaro, Greer, Nihill, Claire and Macfarlane, Susie 2014, "The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do": Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses, International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 43-53.

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Title "The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do": Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses
Author(s) Goldingay, Sophie
Hitch, Danielle
Ryan, Juliana
Farrugia, Dennis
Hosken, Norah
Lamaro, Greer
Nihill, Claire
Macfarlane, Susie
Journal name International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 43
End page 53
Total pages 11
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2014-03
ISSN 1838-2959
Keyword(s) Academic skills
Social work students
Social inclusion
Intentional design
Expectations
Summary This paper presents findings from a mixed methods project investigating first year social work students' perceived role in academic skills and thier development.  Students expressed the perception that academic skill requirements and how they would be assessed should be made explicit, and idenfied a stigma associated with accessing study support services.  The aper concluses that an intentional design strategy, such as embedding academic skills into the curriculum, helps bridge the different expectations between academics and students and hence constitutes a socially inclusive strategy to teaching professional courses sucha s social work, within higher education.  Recommendations to enhance the succes and sustainability of such an initiative in the current higher educacion environment are offered.
Language eng
Field of Research 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Queensland University of Technology
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061522

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Health and Social Development
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