Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students

Werth, Shalene and Southey, Kim and Lynch, Bernadette (2009) Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 6 (1). pp. 30-37. ISSN 1832-2050

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[Abstract]: This paper documents teaching practices that have been identified, by the teaching team, as improving student success rates in a first year tertiary level compulsory subject. Constructivism, scaffolding, social presence and reflective practice are the key concepts which have proved to be successful in transitioning students in this subject to university study. Outcomes have consisted of goal achievement by individual students, increased student retention and success rates.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: '© Copyright of articles is retained by authors. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. ISSN 1832-2050.'
Depositing User: Mrs Kim Southey
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2011 06:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: retention; progression;constructivism; scaffolding; social presence; reflective practice
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5293

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