Professor Kerri-Lee Krause
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause (PhD) is Chair in Higher Education and Director, Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Griffith University, Australia. Her research expertise and experience spans broadly across higher education policy areas, but her particular research focus is the student experience in higher education. A significant part of her work involves providing policy and practical advice to university academics and administrators on managing and responding to the changing student experience in higher education. Professor Krause's research is internationally recognised and she is regularly invited to deliver national and international keynotes and workshops.
Professor Krause visited USQ to deliver a keynote address at Enabling Pathways: the 3rd National Conference for Enabling Education, entitled "Enabling Pathways: Student Perspectives", in which she addressed the following themes:
As policy-makers, administrators and government leaders grapple with the challenges of widening participation, one voice often left out of account is that of students. What can we learn from students, particularly those who are under-represented, about how to enable and empower them to succeed in further and higher education?
This presentation explored various lessons learned from listening to the student voice on such matters as: the value of connecting with schools and communities in the aspiration-building process; the impact of early, sound and sustained study program advice; and the critical importance of not “dumbing down” the curriculum. Data was drawn from a recent study on enhancing the participation rates of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds in the state of Queensland, along with preliminary findings from the 2009 national study of the first year experience in Australia.
Dr Henk Huijser interviews Professor Krause about socially inclusive education and diverse student cohorts.
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Third national enabling educators conference brings national attention to USQ
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