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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Sustained Sessional Teacher Support

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Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Katrina Falkner

Funding
Amount: $50,000.00 Body: University of Adelaide Source: University Learning And Teaching Performance Fund
Summary
Sessional teachers play a crucial role within the University system, acting as the main point of contact with the University for many first year students, and providing the majority of one-on-one learning opportunities. However, sessional teachers are often untrained and underprepared for their role. The requirements of these teachers are complex, in that they must quickly transition from student expectations to those of a teacher. They must provide appropriate support for our diverse classes, encompassing international and domestic students, high school leavers and adult learners, who are each dealing with their own transition concerns. Within this environment, sessional teachers must offer both generic approaches to academic study as well as discipline- and course-specific support. This project proposes the development of a sustained sessional teacher support programme that provides exposure to relevant pedagogical approaches, and opportunities for community reflection on the nature of pedagogy within a discipline-specific context.
Outcome
Keywords
Learning Experience › First Year Experience
Teacher › Sessional
Disciplines
  • Engineering
  • ICT
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
Project Members
Jim Denier
jim.denier@adelaide.edu.au
08 8313 5407
Team Member
Colin Kestell
colin.kestell@adelaide.edu.au
08 8313 4367
Team Member

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au