Proc. National Language and Academic Skills Conference: Language and LEARNING: The learning dimension of our work

[Extracted from the Editors' Introduction]: The 1999 conference at Monash [focussed on learning in order to balance the coverage of "language" issues in previous conferences and because] the notion of "learning" has recently become central in many contemporary debates and directions in tertiary education. Perhaps the most prominent of the new "learnings" is the "flexible" variety -- but there are others that also dominate higher education discourses nowadays -- "lifelong learning"; "student-centred learning"; "generic learning"; and "learning cultures". The prominence of these terms and the vigour with which they are debated reflect an environment of rapid and almost perpetual change in our universities, creating for academic skills advising a growing range of professional challenges.

The refereed papers in this selection, organised around the conference's four sub-themes -- Theories of Learning; Cultures of Learning; Flexible Learning; Generic Learning and Discipline-specific Learning -- represent part of the contribution we as language and academic skills advisers have to make to the new "learnings" of the university. The perspective offered is both Australian and international.

Publication Source Information
Author/s: 
Kate Chanock
Year of publication: 
2000
Place of publication; Publisher: 
Melbourne; CeLTS, Monash University
Title of Journal, Edited book or Conference and Page numbers: 
Proc. National Language and Academic Skills Conference: Language and LEARNING: The learning dimension of our work
Editor/s: 
Glenda Crosling
Tim Moore
Sheila Vance
ISSN/ISBN: 
0 7326 1708 1
URL or DOI: 
http://www.aall.org.au/conferences
Contact details
Email: 
c.chanock@latrobe.edu.au
Contactable: 
Yes