One course, Two course, Old course, New course: The mapping and analysis of an IT course to integrate FY principles to improve student retention, progress and engagement

Deb Murdoch, Sandra Fisher

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    Abstract

    This session reports on the process of introducing a new way of conceptualising and conducting curriculum design and review through acourse mapping and analysis technique based on the principles of constructive alignment (Biggs, 2008) in an IT course at Charles Sturt University (CSU).The main aim of this STAR (Student Transition and Retention) Plan project has been to incorporate first year principles (Kift, 2009) into the eight firstyear subjects of the IT course. However, the process can be applied at the faculty, and institutional level, to map, analyse, and review existing courses and to design new courses and to enable change in the way curriculum design and review is perceived and conducted.The process will be presented and participants will be invited to contribute to discussion on the outcomes and issues surrounding initiatives in FY pedagogy, and its implications for curriculum design and review for the whole course.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication15th International FYHE Conference 2012 Proceedings
    PublisherQUT Events
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781921897399
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012) - Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 26 Jun 201229 Jun 2012
    http://fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers12/FYHE%20Proceedings.pdf

    Conference

    Conference15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2012)
    Abbreviated titleNew Horizons
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period26/06/1229/06/12
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