ERIC Number: ED434152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
The IDEALL Approach to Learning Development: A Model for Fostering Improved Literacy and Learning Outcomes for Students.
Skillen, Jan; Merten, Margaret; Trivett, Neil; Percy, Alisa
A model of assisting students in the transition to university education is presented that takes a developmental approach. This Integrated Development of English Language and Academic Literacy and Learning (IDEALL) model recognizes that all students need to develop new or more sophisticated academic skills for the new environment and that the most effective way of assisting students is to integrate instruction in both generic and discipline-specific academic skills inside the curriculum. The model revolves around collaboration between discipline and learning developmental academics in the production of learning materials tailored to the needs of the curriculum and the provision of subject-based workshops that are team taught by staff from the discipline and the learning development unit. Data from two case studies of the IDEALL approach are presented. One case describes the use of the IDEALL approach in an Introduction to Management course, and the other describes the approach taken with approximately 350 students in an introductory biology course. Data from these studies suggest that the model can increase the learning outcomes achieved by students substantially. (Contains 8 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education (December 1998).