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ERIC Number: EJ763573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Factors that Contribute to Undergraduate Student Success
Dearnley, Christine; Matthew, Bob
Teaching in Higher Education, v12 n3 p377-391 Jun 2007
In this paper, we report on the outcomes of a study that was designed to explore the significant characteristics of a nursing professional development programme, which was perceived as having a successful outcome in terms of student attrition, academic attainment, practice development, and motivation for study. We provide a rational for the study, and an outline of the research design. An overview of the process of change and development experienced by the student participants is provided, followed by a detailed exploration of the characteristics of the learning experience found to be most significant in driving and sustaining that process. From the outcomes of this study, we draw tentative conclusions, and suggest recommendations for professional learning in higher education and further research. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A