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dc.contributor.authorHalvorson, Dan
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-09T23:59:45Z
dc.date.available2018-10-09T23:59:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1036-1146
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10361146.2016.1200709
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100224
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the nature of first-year international relations (IR) teaching in Australia. Cost pressures in the university sector have been met by economies of scale with foundational classes becoming very large, often with hundreds of students. The article critically reflects on current strategies for teaching these courses to meet the challenge of providing an engaging and high quality learning environment in large classes with widely fluctuating student entry scores, university preparedness, and educational capital and language competence. The article argues that a successful approach to improving the quality of first-year IR teaching and to accommodating the diverse learning needs of all students is to run these courses in multiple streams, with one dedicated to providing a richer, more active IR learning experience. In the era of ‘massification’, allowing students a level of guided autonomy in aligning their learning preferences with teaching methods is likely to increase engagement and motivation, thereby improving retention and degree progression.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom568
dc.relation.ispartofpageto582
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume51
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleEngaging students and maintaining quality in the era of massification: strategies and approaches for teaching large first-year courses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Australian Journal of Political Science on 15 Jul 2016, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/10361146.2016.1200709
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gro.griffith.authorHalvorson, Dan S.


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