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ERIC Number: EJ883142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Transitions in Higher Education
Hussey, Trevor; Smith, Patrick
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v47 n2 p155-164 May 2010
This paper offers ideas towards a solution of some of the problems that arise due to the extension of higher education to an ever wider range of students: especially student drop-out. It suggests that, as far as is practical, the design and delivery of higher education should be based upon the major changes or transitions which the students undergo. After a definition of "transition" the paper discusses four major examples: transitions in knowledge, understanding and skills; autonomy; approaches to learning; social and cultural integration and the student's self-concept. The paper ends by drawing out some of the broader implications of this approach for the design and delivery of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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