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Sos: A Subject Online Survey Engine To Support Improvement In Teaching And Learning, Robert M. Corderoy, Ray Stace, A. Ip, P. Macleod Oct 1999

Sos: A Subject Online Survey Engine To Support Improvement In Teaching And Learning, Robert M. Corderoy, Ray Stace, A. Ip, P. Macleod

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

Traditionally, data relating to the conduct of subjects at the University of Wollongong has been collected for academics with one main purpose in mind: to provide the academic with supporting information as to their teaching ability for the purposes of promotion. Currently this data is collected using ‘prescribed Teaching Surveys’. The process is a formal, highly regulated mechanism and is administered by the Centre for Educational Development and Interactive Resources (CEDIR) on request. The promotion process requires that the academic provide of not less than 4 and no more than 6 such survey reports in their application for promotion. These ...


Believing In Equality: The Meanings Attached To ‘Feminism’ In Singapore, Lenore T. Lyons Jan 1999

Believing In Equality: The Meanings Attached To ‘Feminism’ In Singapore, Lenore T. Lyons

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

There have been a number of attempts in recent years to define the nature and character of ‘Asian feminism’. This article examines the way that Singaporean women who belong to the women’s organisation AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) understand the label ‘feminist’, both as a descriptor of their own political practice as well as that of the association. This study shows that for these women, claiming a feminist identity is fraught. Women in AWARE are caught between a public perception of feminism based on a western model, as well as the Singapore state’s own political ...


Beyond Technicalities: Expanding Engineering Thinking, Sharon Beder Jan 1999

Beyond Technicalities: Expanding Engineering Thinking, Sharon Beder

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Engineering appears to be at a turning point. It is evolving from an occupation that provides employers and clients with competent technical advice to a profession that serves the community in a socially responsible manner. Traditional engineering education caters to the former ideal, whereas increasingly both engineers themselves and their professional societies aspire to the latter. Employers are also requiring more from their engineering employees than technical proficiency. A new educational approach is needed to meet these changing requirements. It is no longer sufficient, nor even practical, to attempt to cram students full of technical knowledge in the hope that ...


Some Thoughts On Autumn Song, Jon Cockburn Jan 1999

Some Thoughts On Autumn Song, Jon Cockburn

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In late 1998, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Autumn Song, a twenty-three minute video by John Conomos, was shown for the first time. This work explores the theme of ‘threat’ meted out to John Conomos by his parents, when in his childhood he was thought to be indolent. The core of this threat was that Conomos would become a member of the do-nothing culturati, like his geographically distant Uncle Manoli “who never left the Greek island of Kythera” (Conomos “Artists Statement” 2). Yet for John Conomos’ parents, an immigrant family ...


Consanguineous Marriage And Differentials In Age At Marriage, Contraceptive Use And Fertility In Pakistan, R. Hussain, A. H. Bittles Jan 1999

Consanguineous Marriage And Differentials In Age At Marriage, Contraceptive Use And Fertility In Pakistan, R. Hussain, A. H. Bittles

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Fertility rates in Pakistan have remained consistently high over the past three decades. While numerous studies have examined sociodemographic determinants, the role of biological factors, and particularly consanguinity, has received little attention, even though marriage between close biological relatives continues to be the norm in Pakistan. Reproductive behaviour among women in consanguineous (first cousin) and non-consanguineous unions was compared, using data from a 1995 study of multi-ethnic communities in Karachi and the 1990–91 Pakistan Demographic & Health Survey (PDHS). The results show that, although female age at first marriage has been gradually rising in both study samples, women in consanguineous ...


Community Perceptions Of Reasons For Preference For Consanguineous Marriages In Pakistan, R. Hussain Jan 1999

Community Perceptions Of Reasons For Preference For Consanguineous Marriages In Pakistan, R. Hussain

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Although the recent Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) show that two-thirds of marriages in Pakistan are consanguineous, the sociocultural determinants of such marriages remain largely unexplored. This paper examines the relative importance of the three commonly perceived reasons for such marriages: religious, economic and cultural. The analysis is based on qualitative data collected in 1995 from multi-ethnic and multireligious communities in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan. Results show that consanguineous marriages are preferred across all ethnic and religious groups to a varying degree, and that parents continue to be the prime decision-makers for marriages of both sons and ...


Learning About Tertiary Teaching: Placing The Lecturer At The Centre Of The Learning Experience, Maureen E. Bell Jan 1999

Learning About Tertiary Teaching: Placing The Lecturer At The Centre Of The Learning Experience, Maureen E. Bell

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

The attributes of effective university teachers are well documented (Ramsden, 1992). If universities wish to improve learning and teaching they need to provide academic staff with programs through which these attributes can be developed. A wide variety of courses now exist in Australian Universities that aim to develop academic staff as effective teachers (Martin & Ramsden, 1994). Some focus on developing skills through workshops and study packages, others on developing conceptions of teaching at a theoretical level or through reflective practice.


Sos: Supporting Teaching And Learning Through A Customisable Subject Online Survey, Robert M. Corderoy, Ray Stace, A. Ip Jan 1999

Sos: Supporting Teaching And Learning Through A Customisable Subject Online Survey, Robert M. Corderoy, Ray Stace, A. Ip

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

One of the difficulties faced by many academics in their teaching is the evaluation of the teaching and learning process. The growing importance of this aspect of tertiary education has been picked up in recent years by Government in its push for quality assurance in the sector. If quality is most effectively ensured by those directly involved in the provision of a service, then tools, mechanisms and processes need to be provided so that this involvement can be facilitated. The need for evaluation of the success of teaching and learning has become even more critical as more and more in ...


How Do We Know If Students Learn Online? A Case Study Of The Deep Integration Of Tertiary Literacy And Discipline-Specific Skills Into A Flexibly Delivered First Year Subject, Margaret Merten, Alisa Percy, Jan Skillen, Neil Trivett Jan 1999

How Do We Know If Students Learn Online? A Case Study Of The Deep Integration Of Tertiary Literacy And Discipline-Specific Skills Into A Flexibly Delivered First Year Subject, Margaret Merten, Alisa Percy, Jan Skillen, Neil Trivett

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

As universities globally move toward the flexible delivery of subjects and courses, the issue of how students learn from these modes is increasingly important for the design of these subjects. Using an action learning approach, this paper will show that this integration of learning skills into subject curriculum results in significant improvements in students’ skills levels. The main focus of the paper is to show that the conversion of subjects into flexible delivery allows a deeper level of integration of tertiary literacy instruction than is possible in campus based subjects. To explore this, the paper will present a case-study on ...