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dc.contributor.authorFenton-Smith, Ben
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorWalkinshaw, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T12:32:55Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T12:32:55Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1475-1585
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jeap.2017.12.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/373782
dc.description.abstractThere is an increasing understanding that the development of academic language and learning (ALL) for students with English as an additional language (EAL) should be facilitated via coordinated, institution-wide, scalable provision. However, with large-scale curriculum reform comes increased accountability and expectation of visible learning outcomes. This paper outlines six mechanisms that can be utilised in the evaluation of institution-wide credit-bearing English language enhancement courses (ELECs): 1) English language proficiency, 2) academic outcomes, 3) academic integrity, 4) retention, 5) student evaluations, and 6) self-directed learning. It is argued that, as measurable gains are likely to be modest in the short term, multiple methods are advisable to garner evidence of cumulative value. The constraints and affordances of each mechanism are discussed and operationalised in relation to a suite of ELECs at a large Australian university. The findings demonstrate co-occurrence of a range of positive student outcomes when compared with students who did not undertake the ELECs.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom72
dc.relation.ispartofpageto83
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of English for Academic Purposes
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200401
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2004
dc.titleOn evaluating the effectiveness of university-wide credit-bearing English language enhancement courses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWalkinshaw, Ian S.
gro.griffith.authorFenton-Smith, Ben
gro.griffith.authorHumphreys, Pamela


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