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dc.contributor.authorSchwenger, Bettina
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Hazel
dc.description.abstractStudents' learning experiences and study success can be significantly enhanced through a combined approach that embeds Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills enhancement explicitly into discipline content. An essential aspect of this approach is the provision of academic professional development that is engaging and helps staff review their methodology in a supported and sustainable manner. This paper describes stage one of a pilot research study and ongoing initiative between one of the vocational disciplines (Automotive Engineering, which is part of the Unitec Applied Technology Institute) and the Academic Development Unit at Unitec New Zealand. At this stage, using a 'Tradeshow approach', fifteen Literacy, Language and Numeracy related tools and strategies, as well as mini-demonstration teaching sessions, have been chosen as a way to introduce and discuss effective practice in collaborative and contextualised professional development sessions. The findings from a pilot study around the Tradeshow approach, including the iterative cycle of evaluation and improvement in response to participant feedback, are shared. The study has helped identify and evaluate how this new capability building approach has assisted with supporting and motivating discipline specialists in their initiatives to embed and add value to students’ learning experiences and study success. Describing a number of key strategies and tools, this paper will discuss the results of the study as well as lessons learned and associated implications.en_NZ
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectembedding literaciesen_NZ
dc.subjectnumeracy and language skillsen_NZ
dc.titleSupporting academic development to enhance the student experienceen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderBettina Schwenger & Hazel Owenen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130309 Learning Sciencesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationOwen, H. & Schwenger, B. (2009) Supporting academic development to enhance the student experience, in The Student Experience, Proceedings of the 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, Darwin, 6-9 July 2009: pp 324-335.en
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleThe Student Experience, Proceedings of the 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, Darwin
unitec.conference.title32nd HERDSA Annual Conference -The Student Experienceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Incen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationDarwin, Australiaen_NZ

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