Suzi Syme

Suzi Syme
Southern Cross University · SCU College

Doctor of Education

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Contemporary higher education pedagogies suggest there is a pressing need to innovate beyond didactic content delivery in standard 12-15 week teaching periods. This need has been intensified by the growing numbers of students from 'non-traditional' backgrounds in higher education, many of whom lead complex lives with competing responsibilities. Sho...
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This study examines the impact of an Australian enabling program, underpinned by critical pedagogy, on students’ academic and professional success. Qualitative focus group data were collected from individuals who had completed an enabling program at a regional Australian university and progressed to undergraduate study. Quantitative data comparing...
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Cross institutional benchmarking provides the opportunity to ensure comparability of standards by comparing learning outcomes and assessment practices, and acts as a catalyst for change and improved practice. The comparability of standards is crucial for the transparency and portability of qualifications as well as the assurance of quality student...
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In Australia access to university studies is supported through students’ participation in government funded, pre-award programmes called ‘enabling’ programmes. These programmes allow students to meet university entry requirements and are designed to prepare students for the rigours of study. This article explores the performance and experience of s...
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In December 2017, the 6th Biennial National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) Conference was hosted by Southern Cross University at the Gold Coast, Australia. The Biennial NAEEA Conference brings together educators and practitioners to collaborate on issues of relevance to enabling pathway programs leading to undergraduate univ...
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To bookend the 6th Biennial National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) Conference, five invited speakers joined a panel on the future directions of enabling education locally and globally: David Bull, founding and outgoing Chair of the Association also the Director of the University of Southern Queensland’s Open Access College,...
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When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight into the potential ways that curriculum can be modified and how content can be better delivered. However, the benefit to the current students undertaking the survey is not always evident. By modifying Biggs’ revis...
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The issue of international students in the tertiary classroom is of broad significance across disciplines as evidenced, for example, in the work of Ladyshewsky (1996), Pe‐Pua (1995), and Romm, Paterson and Hill (1994). The need for university instructors to employ teaching strategies that are student‐centred and interactive has also been gaining at...

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