About this topic
This topic focuses on work being undertaken to support student transitions and development during the course of their studies.
Students undergo a series of developmental transitions, either as they move from school/college to University, or during their course. These transitions are usually linked to key events, experiences, or course structures, and involve the student needing to change how they work, think or interact. Support from academic staff and Schools facilitates these transitions in a variety of ways.
The key themes addressed within this topic are:
- transition to University from secondary education
- engaging and retaining distance learners
- development of independent and self-directed learning
- supporting Mature or non-traditional students
- supporting International students
- becoming a Lifelong Learner
- supporting the development of work-related and transferable skills
- preparation for life after University.
Both electronic and face-to-face approaches are effective in supporting transitions, and this topic gives examples of each of these.
The second language provision needed transforming in order to close the gap between second language provision at A Level and at degree level. There was a need to facilitate the transition to a Higher Education context and to equip students with the
Rebecca Ferriday of Cardiff University's School of Healthcare Sciences presents at the Centre for Education Innovation's 2017 Learning & Teaching Conference on the subject of 'Embedding learning technology into practice: the how, why, and where to
TopicsWays of learning | Learning journeys | Digital & Information Literacy | Designing for distance learners | Delivering blended programmes |
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