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Transition to learning at university

Transition to learning at university

CHALLENGING CURRICULUM

Sydney Teaching Colloquium | 2012


Focus on the curriculum

Focus on the Curriculum

Encouraging students to be engaged and effective learners

  • How can we encourage this transition?

  • What activities in the first six weeks will aid students in their transition?


Transition to learning at university

Success comes when students

  • are intellectually engaged and

  • have a sense of social belonging and well being

  • founded on positive experiences


Aim for students by the end of the first 6 weeks

Aim for students by the end of the first 6 weeks

To have

  • acquired a sense of the enquiry which drives the disciplines in which they are enrolled and have experienced an engaging intellectual experience, e.ga stimulating lecture in their discipline area/s

  • experienced active learning experiences

  • been introduced to the academic skills required in their areas of study e.g. those required for assessment including understanding marking standards; academic honesty, referencing, writing genres such as essays or reports, and other areas of academic literacy


Transition to learning at university

  • developed a sense of belonging at the university through involvement and recognition

    e.g. in a small group tutorial

  • begun to develop and appreciate the aims, pathways and opportunities of the program of study in which they are enrolled


This session

This session

  • Students talk about the transition to university

  • Table discussion about strategies for first 6 weeks

  • Presentations on 5 faculty and other initiatives

  • Table discussion about adopting or adapting these strategies

  • Student panel – comments and questions


Student presenters

Student presenters

  • Arts

  • Johnson Pang

  • Peta Blundell

  • Science

  • Annie Zhou

  • Joe Callingham

  • Jarrod Kennedy


Presenting

Presenting

  • Building student resilience

    • Phil Remmer, Student Support Services

  • Engaging Students

    • Jon Callow, Education

  • Strategies for academic writing

    • Christopher Hartney, Arts

  • Information literacy

    • Rebecca Goldsworthy, Library

  • Student project

    • Charlotte Taylor, Science


Thanks to the table facilitators

Thanks to the table facilitators

  • Daniel Ryan

  • Tim Lever

  • Sandra Seno- Alday

  • Carolyn Stott

  • Helen Drury

  • Andrew Kilgour

  • Judy Anderson

  • Jackie Nicholas

  • Dale Hancock

  • Corinna Klupiec

  • Caleb Owens and to the students


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