Enhancing preparation for higher education

Murtagh, Lisa (2012) Enhancing preparation for higher education. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 6 (1). pp. 31-39.

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Abstract

Evidence from national and international studies points to the lack of preparation for Higher Education (HE) as a major factor for student non-completion of courses. This paper reports the findings of a study designed to enhance potential students’ understandings of the expectations of independent learning and assessment. It seeks to provide evidence of the ways in which students and their families can be supported in their understanding of the values and practices of a HE institution. Data are drawn from questionnaires distributed to potential pre-entry students and their parents/carers/friends. The findings illustrate that in allowing for opportunities for pre-entry students to develop a transparent understanding of the expectations of HE study, that they can be supported in the transition to HE by parents/carers/friends. It is hoped that the outcomes of this research will contribute to a more informed transition to HE.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education > Initial Teacher Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Services > Academic Quality & Development > CDEPP
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2012 08:16
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 17:38
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1330

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