But the Humanities are just as relevant — if not more so — now than they have ever been.
Online learning is important to increasing participation. However, a large proportion of new online learning entrants, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds drop-out, often early in the course.
Boosting participation by opening doors to previous non-participants is to little avail if it is a revolving door. Reducing attrition is the most likely way to increase participation. That remote online learners are more likely to drop-out is entirely consistent with the theory that persistence is enhanced by social integration into the university community.
However, the construct has largely been operationalized in terms of full-time on-campus students.
There is a real need for qualitative research which seeks to better understand the issue from the perspective of remote online students. There is also a need to better understand the notion of academic integration for students who have not been high achievers and who come from backgrounds of low tertiary participation.
It is not clear how school leavers can adjust to the very different learning approaches required for online learning. The project aims to seek a better understanding of the constructs of social and academic integration from the perspective of remote and online students and those from a disadvantaged background.
Eligibility The following eligibility criteria apply to this project: The project is open to Australian domestic and International candidates The PhD must be undertaken on a full-time basis Applicants must already have been awarded a first class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills Candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge and skills that will be ranked highly include: Applicants who teach online.Humanities research is the study of human culture and thought, including history, literature, the arts, and philosophy.
Humanities research teaches us what it means to be human, how our values shape our world, and how change becomes possible. Undergraduate Courses. AB X.
INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I. This course will build on advanced beginning Arabic conversational patterns. Class time will focus on dialogue and mastery of grammatical constructions with increased emphasis on writing and reading.
Supporting Scholarship. The MHRA makes Conference Grants to support up to ten colloquia each year, allocated in two rounds. An important part of MHRA's work in the scholarly community is the support of younger colleagues entering the profession. Closing Date. 31 March The Research Project.
This project supports discipline-based and interdisciplinary research in the creative and performing arts, and studies of aspects of various genres of Australian and British music. The College of Science and Humanities About. The College of Science and Humanities provides a home for a core of science and humanities courses that broaden students' exposure to knowledge, values, learning, and the art of communication.
Our faculty include psychologists, poets, historians, and an extraordinary team of writers and scientists who love their subjects and its teaching. Humanities in the 21st Century From Humanities (September-October ), a bimonthly review published by the National Endowment for the Humanities, edited by Mary Lou Beatty.
When Endowment Chairman Sheldon Hackney talked recently with classics professor James O'Donnell of the University of Pennsylvania, they discussed the computer revolution in the university classroom and what it means .