2001: providing space for a learning centre

Calder, Alan (2002) 2001: providing space for a learning centre. JANZSSA: Journal of the Australian and New Zealand student services association, 19 (April). pp. 3-17.

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In an environment of restructuring and shrinking budgets, Learning Advisers in Learning Centres, like all those in University support services, must undertake research and seek to involve stakeholders in an ongoing process of communicating, evaluating and, if necessary, redefining their roles. For the past two years, a Learning Centre at James Cook University, Cairns, has provided a home for the Learning Advisers and the Student Mentor Program. Using a „mosaic‟ of evaluation techniques, this study examines how the allocation of space for a Learning Centre has allowed learning communities to evolve amongst students, mentors and Learning Advisers. The physical, organisational and virtual dimensions of this space have facilitated a model of learning support that has changed the way in which Learning Advisers meet the academic needs of students. The study concludes that the Learning Centre, Learning Advisers, mentors and all of the collaborative activities they are involved in, do combine to form a vital force that is worthy of continued institutional support.

Item ID: 13597
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1320-2480
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2010 03:05
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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