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Engaging our overseas graduate IT coursework community: Developing communication and critical thinking skills

conference contribution
posted on 2005-12-01, 00:00 authored by Lubna AlamLubna Alam, Penny Collings
It is evident, both in the literature and our experience in teaching, that many overseas students need assistance and guidance to accommodate cultural and academic expectations of Australian universities in their first year of graduate studies. This paper discusses the design of an entry-level subject, Professional Practice in IT, for our graduate IT coursework students, to meet their needs. The paper extends our previous work to support students in adapting to the Australian teaching and learning environment and minimise plagiarism. The aim of the subject is to institutionalise appropriate support for overseas students (and mature students who return to study after a long break) at the entry point to our graduate coursework to support their learning. The subject incorporates critical thinking, effective group work and communication and time management skills. The skills are reinforced in later subjects as part of our quality assurance approach to ensure that students become more actively engaged in their own learning and that the requirements of potential employers are met

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Pagination

5-9

Location

Brisbane, Queensland

Start date

2005-12-04

End date

2005-12-07

ISBN-10

0975709313

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2005, The Authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

Goss H

Title of proceedings

ASCILITE 2005 - Proceedings of he 22nd Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference

Event

ASCILITE 2005 Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (22nd : 2005 : Brisbane, Queensland)

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology

Place of publication

Brisbane, QLD.

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