A transition pedagogy for student engagement and first-year learning, success and retention

Nelson, Karen J., Kift, Sally M., & Clarke, John A. (2012) A transition pedagogy for student engagement and first-year learning, success and retention. In Solomonides, Ian, Reid, Anna, & Petocz, Peter (Eds.) Engaging with Learning in Higher Education. Libri.

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This chapter argues that higher education institutions (HEIs) must direct coordinated, whole-of-institution attention to changing, both culturally and structurally, the fundamental and prevailing character of the first-year experience (FYE). It leverages evidence from the sector(Nelson, Kift and Clarke, 2011), from research-led practice in our institution (for example, Kift, Nelson and Clarke, 2010; Nelson et al.,in press) and from research conducted under an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Senior Fellowship (Kift, 2009a, 2009b, 2009c) to assert that student engagement and success should not be left to chance, particularly those aspects such as curriculum design and enactment that are within our institutional control.

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ID Code: 50826
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Student engagement, first year experience, retention, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Libri Publishing
Deposited On: 11 Jun 2012 22:40
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 10:46

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