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dc.contributor.authorFenton-Smith, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:50:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:50:20Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2012-08-01T02:38:13Z
dc.identifier.issn18355196
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46041
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on a curriculum initiative that was designed to address the need for international students at an Australian university to access the range of learning services available to them outside of regular coursework. The initiative was motivated by the well-documented low rate of uptake of services across the tertiary sector, and by Principle 3 of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations? (DEEWR) Good Practice Principles for English Language Proficiency for International Students in Australian Universities, which stipulates that students take greater responsibility for their learning and that universities inform students of the opportunities available to them. The paper explains how students were set the task of exploring the learning services in their environment. It also explains how this task was given discipline-specific validity for students of health sciences by embedding it within a thematic course unit focussed on the concept of "self-efficacy". Data about the effectiveness of the initial implementation of the task are discussed. Preliminary findings indicated students saw value in attending services but required a clearer rationale for doing so as part of an in-course assignment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssociation for Academic Language and Learning
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/viewArticle/160
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefromA64
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoA76
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Academic Language and Learning
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied linguistics and educational linguistics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3901
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4704
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode470401
dc.titleFacilitating self-directed learning amongst international students of health sciences: The dual discourse of self-efficacy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorFenton-Smith, Ben


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