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ECE 2009 Proceedings


























































Online Proceedings of the University of Salford Fifth Education in a Changing Environment Conference Critical Voices, Critical Times September 2009 


Foreword (Chairs)


Introduction (Debra Leighton and Eamon O’Doherty Editors)


Keynote Papers


Pushing the Boundaries: Critical Research in Higher Education  Professor Sue Clegg, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Killing off Mickey Mouse: Open Knowledge, Open Innovation Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor University of Salford, UK


Conference Themes


Theme 1. Giving Voice to the Student Experience: methods, approaches and evidence


Paper 1.

University School Connections in Australia: giving voice to the student experience Brown, J. R. University of Newcastle, Australia

Paper 2.

Valuable Voices: Invaluable teaching/learning experiences Bolt, S. and Dickie, L. Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Paper 3.

What Values Do Students in Hong Kong Attach to Experiential Learning Opportunities? Lok, B., Fox, R. and McNaught, C. The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Paper 4.

Contexts and Narratives of Attrition for Child Branch Students in Nursing: An ethnographic performance Dale H. and Holyoake, D. D. Wolverhampton University, UK

Paper 5.

Knocking on the Door: How do students enter the disciplinary community of practice? Hill, S. the University of Salford, UK

Paper 6.

The Foundation Degree Experience: Expressions of transformation and multiple identities James, L and Wintrup, J. Southampton University, UK

Paper 7.

Changing Identities: Working Class Adults’ Voices in Higher Education O’Doherty, E. the University of Salford, UK

Paper 8.

Coming to America: Sixth Form Students’ Reasons for Considering Undergraduate Study in America Schweitzer, B. and Mather, P. Ohio State University, USA


Theme 2. Emerging Technologies, the Curriculum and Student Engagement


Paper 9.

A SiMMERing Story: New approaches to professional learning for teachers in rural and regional areas of Australia Boyle, M., Brady, J. and Broadbent, C. Australian Catholic University, Canberra, Australia

Paper 10.

The Use of Discussion Boards by First Year Business Information Systems 100 Students Bolt, S. and Graber, M. Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Paper 11.

Making Research Count via Online Environment: An Action Research Study in a MSc in Public Health Leggetter, S. and Sapsed, S. University of Bedfordshire, UK

Paper 12.

The Use of Classification Techniques to Enrich e-Learning Environments Aski, B. A. and Torshizi, H. A. Islamic Azad University, Iran


Theme 3. Student Diversity and Critical Pedagogy


Paper 13.

Preparing Future Faculty for Multicultural Teaching and Learning as Everyday Philosophy and Practice Alexander, I. University of Minnesota, USA

Paper 14.

Understanding the Pedagogical Significance of Higher Education in Further Education Colleges O’Keefe, J. and Sanders, G. Academic Development, the University of Sunderland, UK

Paper 15.

Science or Science Fiction? The application of scenario techniques to the study of possible futures for learners in HE Stephens, S. Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland

Paper 16.

Open Enrolment Programmes at Salford Business School: Challenges and opportunities Heinze, A. and Wells, S. the University of Salford, UK

Paper 17.

Can Teamwork Skills be Fairly Assessed in HE? Heinze, A. and Whatley, J. the University of Salford, UK


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