Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students

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Werth, Shalene, Southey, Kim and Lynch, Bernadette. 2009. "Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students." Studies in Learning Evaluation Innovation and Development. 6 (1), pp. 30-37.
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Catching them is one thing, keeping them is something else: reflections on teaching first year university students

ERA Journal ID20774
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsWerth, Shalene (Author), Southey, Kim (Author) and Lynch, Bernadette (Author)
Journal TitleStudies in Learning Evaluation Innovation and Development
Journal Citation6 (1), pp. 30-37
Number of Pages8
Year2009
PublisherCentral Queensland University
Place of PublicationRockhampton, Qld, Australia
ISSN1832-2050
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[Abstract]: This paper documents teaching practices that have been identified, by the teaching team, as improving student success rates in a first year tertiary level compulsory subject. Constructivism, scaffolding, social presence and reflective practice are the key concepts which have proved to be successful in transitioning students in this subject to university study. Outcomes have consisted of goal achievement by individual students, increased student retention and success rates.

Keywordsretention; progression;constructivism; scaffolding; social presence; reflective practice
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
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