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|Title:||Changes of Australian tertiary students: a broad description and case study of learning approaches and student satisfaction in science||Contributor(s):||Quinn, Frances (author) ; Godwin, Julie (author)||Publication Date:||2002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10785||Abstract:||This paper describes some broad changes in tertiary education in Australia since 1978, and a case study of changes in a Bachelor of Rural Science degree at a regional Australian university. Studies at UNE in 1978 and 1981 showed significant financial difficulties for first year students, and that BRurSc students, compared with BSc students, demonstrated less satisfaction, higher attrition, and more use of surface learning approaches. Information from UNE in 2001 suggests that financial issues are still of major concern, and BRurSc students, when compared to BSc students, demonstrate more satisfaction, lower attrition and no significant difference in learning approach. These relative changes in BRurSc experience have correlated with curriculum changes since 1978, involving reduced work pressures, increased independence, increased relevance, and reduced content. These parallel changes are in accord with current theory of the relationships between the tertiary context, and students learning experiences and learning approaches.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference: Changing Agendas "Te Ao Hurihuri", Christchurch, New Zealand, 8th - 10th July, 2002||Conference Details:||6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) Conference: Changing Agendas "Te Ao Hurihuri", Christchurch, New Zealand, 8th - 10th July, 2002||Source of Publication:||The Sixth Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference Papers, p. 1-9||Publisher:||Queensland University of Technology||Place of Publication:||online||Field of Research (FOR):||130103 Higher Education||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||930102 Learner and Learning Processes||HERDC Category Description:||E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/abstracts02/GodwinAbstract.htm
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