Empowering students in transition: peer mentoring to support first and final year students

Chester, Andrea and Xenos, Sophia and Burton, Lorelle and Elgar, Karen (2013) Empowering students in transition: peer mentoring to support first and final year students. In: 10th International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2013, 11-13 Jun 2013, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This paper suggests a framework for empowering first and third year students as they transition into and out of undergraduate study. The Transition In, Transition Out (TiTo) program supports students using peer mentoring. TiTo is designed to build the five senses of student success described by Lizzio (2006): connectedness, capability, resourcefulness, culture and purpose and enhance productive learning approaches for both first year students and third year mentors. The TiTo model was implemented in the discipline of psychology at two Australian universities. It was embedded into the face-to-face curriculum at one university and offered as an option in a blended learning delivery at the other university. Results from a mixed-method evaluation support the effectiveness of TiTo. This paper describes the model and summarises the outcomes for first and third year students in the face-to-face program. The presentation will examine the challenges encountered during implementation and provide access to the resources developed as part of the project.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2013. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 00:07
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer mentoring; student support; learning assistance; first year transition; learning approaches; psychological literacy; student success
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26560

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