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Ensuring each student reaches their potential: (1) transition issues

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Lorna Rosemary Sibbett

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Abstract

Faced with large classes of students from many cultures, countries, prior educational experiences, varying perspectives and differing motivations, how do we ensure that each learner reaches their potential? Optimal student development is possible only via a collegiate and/or integrated approach across fragmented experiences of learning. Successful teaching requires the teacher to establish student habits of reflection and purposeful scaffolding of new learning such that it can be linked to understanding from other areas of experience. Thus the good teacher provides learning opportunities and curriculum structure, which look deeply inward to the student and extensively outward to wider life – learning is not isolated. This reflexive analysis reviews how successful transition to independent learner can be achieved via well-designed curriculum structure and integration of co-curricular activities with academic life.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
EventInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 15 Nov 201017 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period15/11/1017/11/10

    Research areas

  • transition, higher education, learning

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