The First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition: Teaching Students in Transition by Bill JohnstonThe First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition: Teaching Students in Transition by Bill Johnston

The First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition: Teaching Students in Transition

byBill Johnston

Paperback | February 1, 2010

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If academics are genuinely to develop as teachers throughout their careers, if they are to continue to produce innovations, they have to bring a scholarly orientation to teaching. This series will show them how to do that. It will teach them how to make credible cases for different forms of innovation, thus helping them to situate teaching centrally in their careers. It will also show them ways of solving students' problems and methods of helping their students to learn more effectively.

THE FIRST YEAR AT UNIVERSITY
Teaching Students in Transition

The first year at university can be a very challenging time for students especially in a mass system of higher education. Many students are ill- equipped to cope with life at university and retention is now a critical metric for all universities. This has resulted in universities having to spend considerable time and attention on ensuring that the 'first year experience' is as positive as possible for all students.

This book offers a range of practical strategies, underpinned by relevant research, which lecturers can implement when charged with working with first year students in order to ease their transition to higher education. These strategies affect not only the design of courses, teaching and assessment but also how teams of lecturers provide consistent support, and how this in turn is supported by strategic planning at an institutional level.

The First Year at University is a practical resource that can be used by a wide range of lecturers including those undertaking the PGCE (Higher Education) as well as those on CPD courses on teaching and learning in higher education.

Bill Johnston is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has spoken, researched and published in the areas of critical thinking, educational perspectives on the student experience, curriculum design, and information literacy.
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Title:The First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition: Teaching Students in TransitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 3.54 × 2.36 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335234518

ISBN - 13:9780335234516

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements

First year in a mass higher education system

What do we know about teaching first year students, and what should we do with that knowledge?

The First Year Experience and the academic mainstream

Course design for FYE: A case study

Institutional strategy and the first year experience

Universities in a changing world: Grand narratives and modest proposals

Index
Bibilography
Appendix