Honest reflections: big ideas and real life experiences of a new first year BA

Kuttainen, Victoria, Lundberg, Anita, Wight, Linda, and Chang, Nigel (2010) Honest reflections: big ideas and real life experiences of a new first year BA. In: Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference, pp. 1-11. From: Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference, 2-3 December 2010, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

In 2009 the bachelor of Arts Degree at James Cook University, a regional multicampus institution in North Queensland, Australia, was flagged by the Vice Chancellor for "deep attention". This paper showcases the work undertaken as part of the university-wide curriculum refresh to improve the first year experience at JCU. It surveys and reflects upon the uptake of research undertaken by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and the Deans of the Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) in their joint report Nature and Roles of Arts Degrees in Contemporary Society: A National Scoping Project of Arts Programss across Australia. (Gannaway and Trent 2008) in the design and implementaion of new first-year core subjects designed to aid with transition, retention, skillbuilding, and cohort-identity in the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Item ID: 16873
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: bachelor of arts degree, curriculum design, first-year core subjects
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 14:26
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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