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ERIC Number: EJ1018850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
The Minimalist Reading Model: Rethinking Reading Lists in Arts and Education Subjects
Piscioneri, Matthew; Hlavac, Jim
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v12 n4 p424-445 Oct 2013
Despite reading being recognized as a core academic skill, surprisingly little research has been undertaken into university lecture reading requirements. This article reports on the trial and evaluation of a minimalist reading model developed for students in arts and education subjects. Comprising annotated extracts from full texts "linked" wherever possible via hypertext mark-up language to glossaries, e-dictionaries and online translation services, the minimalist model was intended to rethink pre-lecture reading requirements and conventional approaches to designing reading lists at the tertiary level. Findings indicate that while students are generally receptive to the redesign of conventional approaches to pre-lecture reading in the disciplines sampled, several participants expressed reservations about the model. The research provides insights into the study mores of the contemporary university student and re-emphasizes the need to ensure the diversity and complexity of the student cohort is catered for by educators and university managers as far as practicable.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia