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The potential contribution of change management literature to understand and support student transitions

Heathcote, Elizabeth A. & Taylor, Peter G. (2007) The potential contribution of change management literature to understand and support student transitions. In HERDSA 2007 Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, 8-11 July 2007, Adelide, South Australia.

Abstract

The transition to tertiary student and then to working professional are likely to be particular instances of a range of transitions university students will face in their adult life. In the context of an Australian higher education environment of increasing accountability and competitiveness and the constantly changing work environment that graduating students will face, this paper identifies models and research in organisational change management that provide a theoretical basis for examining student transition during higher education.
This paper identifies implications for the provision of effective support for the identity transitions that tertiary students face, based on three main theoretical models from the field of organisational change management, and provides an example of the supports as they may apply in the transition from student to professional.

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ID Code: 10082
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: transition, change management, student support
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elizabeth Heathcote and Peter G. Taylor
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:47

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