ERIC Number: ED520224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Transformations: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ) (Porirua, New Zealand, November 19-21, 2008). Volume 4
Silvester, Mary, Ed.
This volume comprises the refereed proceedings of the 2008 ATLAANZ (Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand) conference, and explores strands of transformations--learning within cultural contexts, service delivery, student literacy and numeracy, graduate students and professional practice. In Chapter 1, Kay Hammond reflects on the establishment of a holistic academic advising team at the Waitakere campus of Unitec in West Auckland. In Chapter 2, Liz Craven explores the differences between the "sojourner" international student and the skilled migrant who has previously been an international student, and the implications for learning advisors. In Chapter 3 Nishani Singh and Kate Harris support an integrated, discipline- and course-specific approach, adapted to students' needs, with a high level of teamwork between teaching staff and learning advisors as the recommended model to providing learning support for maximum student access and benefit. In Chapter 4, Marcia Johnson, Andrea Haines and Patricia Strang discuss the experience of designing an elearning environment and the challenges of providing a mixed virtual and physical learning place. Moira Hobbs outlines, in Chapter 5, the language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) needs of the students on the drainlaying course at Unitec, the challenges of dealing with low numeracy levels and the resources available to improve student literacy and numeracy. In Chapter 6, Deborah Laurs examines the potential of two programmes--Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) and Campus Coaches--to not only enhance the experience of first-year students, but to develop attributes of communication, creative and critical thinking and leadership skills in senior students. In Chapter 7, Yuri Uesaka, Mikiko Seo and Shin'ichi Ichikawa draw on psychological research in the area of cognitive counselling to show the link between student beliefs about learning and ineffective learning strategies, and consequent low achieve Chapter 8, Emmanuel Manalo considers the various ways in which learning advisors may be able to provide evidence of tangible transformations in students' academic performance. Just as a totara is only felled in order to make a waka, the effort of study and the interventions of learning advisors occur in the larger context of producing graduates who contribute significantly to their world. (Individual papers contain figures, tables, footnotes, and references.
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Psychological Studies, Numeracy, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Academic Advising, Annual Reports, Advisory Committees, Professional Associations, Postsecondary Education, Delivery Systems, Cultural Context, Literacy, Migrants, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Computer System Design, Student Improvement, Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Beliefs, Intervention, Academic Support Services, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Student Leadership, Skill Development
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand Inc. (ATLAANZ)
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand