Beyond curriculum reform: embedding the transition experience

Nelson, Karen J. & Kift, Sally M. (2005) Beyond curriculum reform: embedding the transition experience. In Brew, A. & Asmar, C. (Eds.) HERDSA 2005, 3-6 July, 2005, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

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Successfully managing the process of transition into university involves acknowledging that students in all their diversity come to us to learn and that we are responsible not just to keep them, but for creating environments where active learning can take place. Curriculum renewal embracing these aspects underpinned by a constructivist philosophy provides only one part of a successful approach to transition. The second part is to establish coordinated, curriculum- mediated transition practices across the administrative and academic areas of the university so that students successfully engage with their learning experience. Based on an enabling strategic infrastructure and extensive curriculum renewal, this paper describes a program that seeks to embed transition practices systematically across a large university.

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ID Code: 3944
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: transition pedagogy, curriculum renewal, embedded institutional change, enhancing transition, HERN
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2012 22:06

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