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An holistic, systems approach to student learning

Zora Singh and J Janes
Muresk Institute of Agriculture, Horticulture/Viticulture
Curtin University of Technology


Introduction and aims

Our aim in teaching and learning within Horticulture and Viticulture is for our students to contribute to Australia's innovations and to improve human welfare around the world. This is in keeping with the objectives of the national innovation statement, "Backing Australia's Ability" and Curtin's goals "teaching and learning, developing graduates as lifelong learners who make a positive contribution to the society."

Methods

Holistic systems approach, which leads to excellent learning outcomes for our students (Fig 1).

Figure 1: Holistic, systems approach to student learning

Figure 1: Holistic, systems approach to student learning

Figure 2: Student visit to a vineyard at Swan Valley

Conclusions

Holistic systems approach led to excellent learning outcomes for our students in the field of horticulture and viticulture.

Contact person: Zora Singh BSc Agric (Hons), MSc, PhD, CBiol (London)
Associate Professor of Horticulture, Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia. z.singh@curtin.edu.au

Please cite as: Singh, Z. and Janes, J. (2002). An holistic, systems approach to student learning. In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/singh.html


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