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Breaking the Ice: the first year transition to university

Liston, Katie/K, Breslin, Gavin and McFeely, Roisin (2013) Breaking the Ice: the first year transition to university. Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 4 . pp. 23-42. [Journal article]

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Abstract

“International research on student transitions to university highlights the importance of this key period in their academic life, as those who have difficulties with the transition may perform poorly and/or disengage at an early stage from university life” (Gibney, Moore, Murphy and O’Sullivan, 2011, p.352). In particular, three main themes have emerged from research on the first year university experience, these being: student motivation and transition; student expectations (of themselves, of lecturers and of the ‘new’ learning environment); and time management/allocation within the context of a shift away from the highly structured nature of post-primary education. These three themes are briefly considered next in order to demonstrate the ways in which they informed the design and delivery of an enhanced bespoke induction programme by the academic staff, in consultation with a learning facilitator from Amazing Brains NI.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:motivation, induction, higher education,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:26926
Deposited By: Dr Katie Liston
Deposited On:12 Sep 2013 10:53
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:11

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