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ERIC Number: EJ1093507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Teaching Practices That Re-Engage Early School Leavers in Further Education: An Australian Study
Murray, Sara; Mitchell, Jane
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v40 n3 p372-391 2016
Re-engaging young adults who have "dropped out" of school is an important and challenging task for educators. The purpose of this study was to explore the teaching practices that encourage young people to re-engage in further learning. Through interviews with teachers and students, the study identified five major interrelated teaching strategies that were effective in re-engaging young adults in education. These strategies were: strong concern for student welfare; positive teacher-student relationships; relevant course content; a mastery-based approach to learning; and an overarching goal of building students' confidence in their ability, and more generally, in themselves. Together, these strategies address the behavioural, emotional and cognitive components of student engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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