CHERII Research Seminar

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  • Wollongong Campus

Experiences of academic failure and persistence in higher education: reducing avoidable failure

Rola Ajjawi is Associate Professor in Educational Research at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University where she leads a program of research centred on professional practice and learning with a focus on feedback. Her latest edited book is: Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work.

Renegotiating academic “success” within the university: What do students say?

Professor Sarah O’Shea (from CHERII) is an expert in educational equity. Her research advances understanding about how under-represented student cohorts enact success within university, manage competing identities and negotiate aspirations for self and others. She is currently leading an ARC Discovery Project exploring the persistence behaviours of first in family students and is working as a Research Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in HE, examining post-graduation employment opportunities for equity students.

Jacinta McNamara – “I can become a proper member of society”: Student perceptions of success in higher education
Annette Turney – Explaining science: meaning-making in student-generated digital media

RSVP: This is a catered event so please register online by Friday 20 September.