Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law

Murphy, H., & Stewart, B. (2002). Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law. In Janis Webb & Patricia McLean (Eds.). Academic skills advising: Evaluating for program improvement and accountability. (pp. 56-72). Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network. 

This chapter described collaboration between a language and learning lecturer and a lecturer in Business Law (subject lecturer) that was documented over a six-year period. The chapter identified a range of evaluation processes to identify student needs as well as documenting developments over time from offering a language and learning component separately to offering it in an integrated tutorial program supported by a website. The chapter discussion demonstrated the benefits of using a range of rigorous evaluation tools and how these led to course-related improvements (including improvements in student achievement). Alongside, the development of the relationship between these cross-disciplinary lecturers and the benefits for course development were highlighted. Student questionnaires used in the study were provided in the Appendices.

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