Towards a transition pedagogy: A case study of a regional Australian university’s approach to enhancing the first year experience

Elizabeth Smith

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    Abstract

    The first year is a critical period in the determination of student success, none more so than for students from diverse backgrounds including those from low socio economic backgrounds. Achieving the utopian ‘third generation’ or ‘transition pedagogy’ approach to the first year experience requires a transformational shift: a whole of institution approach including explicit curriculum design and seamless partnerships between academic and professional staff. This paper documents one institution’s progress towards a transition pedagogy and describes specific initiatives in an ambitious project of change that has complemented the university’s response to the widening participation agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2011
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-921897-04-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE) 2011 - Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Australia
    Duration: 28 Jun 201101 Jul 2011
    http://fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers11/FYHE-2011/index.html

    Conference

    Conference14th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE) 2011
    Abbreviated titleDesign for student success
    CountryAustralia
    CityFremantle
    Period28/06/1101/07/11
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