Sustained development of participatory curricula and resources, merging theory with relevant industry practice, to engage communication students in deeper learning

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Abstract

In my first full-time academic role at Bond University in January 2010, I was motivated to understand the student experience and identify teaching practices. This could motivate students to seek out knowledge, to make meaning from what they learn, to ask questions, extract knowledge, and apply it in a new, communication-industry context. Over six semesters (2010 to 2012), I incorporated active learning techniques into 'passive' lectures based on three teaching principles: ensure learning is relevant and applied through using real life and current, local and international examples; challenge students' current beliefs, and identify and correct their misconceptions of fundamental concepts; and actively engage students throughout the learning experience through dialogue and discussion (Kember & McNaught, 2007)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScholarship of Teaching and Learning @ Bond
EditorsK Wood, D Knight, S Kinash
Place of PublicationRobina
PublisherBond University
Pages168-175
Number of pages8
Volume2
Edition2nd
ISBN (Print)978-1-922183-02-6, 978-1-922183-03-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Clark, M. (2012). Sustained development of participatory curricula and resources, merging theory with relevant industry practice, to engage communication students in deeper learning. In K. Wood, D. Knight, & S. Kinash (Eds.), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning @ Bond (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 168-175). Robina: Bond University.