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The long and winding road: Experiences of students entering university through transition programs

Theresa Millman, Jacinta McNamara
2018 Student Success  
latent capabilities, and ultimately that it is an empowering experience for many transitioning students.  ...  and Further Education (TAFE) and a university based enabling program.  ...  It's entirely different". The time it may take to develop a sense of being a university student may also be influenced by past learning experiences.  ... 
doi:10.5204/ssj.v9i3.465 fatcat:obiwud466bbvloamae3nuqyru4

Understanding first year university students: personal epistemology and learning

Sue Walker, Joanne Brownlee, Sandra Lennox, Beryl Exley, Kerry Howells, Fiona Cocker
2009 Teaching Education  
post-school education experience, family experience at University, gender and age.  ...  It is important for universities to understand how first year students conceive of learning and knowing in order to promote effective approaches to learning.  ...  Differences in gendered ways of knowing have also been reported by Clinchy (2002) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/10476210802559350 fatcat:u6esatwfyvckleo2fbyo2ma5du

African students from refugee backgrounds in Australian TAFE institutes: A case for transformative learning goals and processes

Gerald Onsando, Stephen Billett
2009 International Journal of Training Research  
It is proposed that a transformative learning approach is required for these students in TAFE institutions.  ...  This paper reports a study that investigated the experiences of learning for African students from refugee backgrounds in TAFE institutions.  ...  This selection was made in order to obtain responses from both genders and to obtain views of students who have spent different periods of times in their studies at TAFE.  ... 
doi:10.5172/ijtr.7.2.80 fatcat:pycvr2rh5jhhpfngcherpx3jp4

Transitioning between vocational and university education in Australia: the impact of the vocational education experience on becoming a university student

Tracy Barber, Clare Netherton
2018 Journal of Vocational Education and Training  
A theme which emerged was the pivotal role played by the students' vocational education teachers in facilitating their students' selfbelief that they had the capacity to succeed in their studies.  ...  upon students' transition to university, and how the students experience and manage the transition between the different education sectors.  ...  Student 14 accepts this and the shift it brings in his thinking -it is the 'best thing' the tutor could do for him, and sets him on a different trajectory with his work.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13636820.2018.1463279 fatcat:474acclnujgj7gjlwxnffuur5i

Home Away from Home: International Students and their Identity-Based Social Networks in Australia

Catherine Gomes, Marsha Berry, Basil Alzougool, Shanton Chang
2014 Journal of International Students  
This paper explores the role of identity in helping international students form social networks at an Australian institution and how these networks contribute to creating a sense of home away.  ...  Rather, international students form a mixture of social networks that are based on the complex individual identities of each student centred on a variety of common factors, such as: course of study, place  ...  In his work on nationalism, Anderson explains that his understanding of the nation is complex, as it departs from ideas of colonial struggles into something else in this modern era.  ... 
doaj:88ed4525390c4647ad06851d99341c96 fatcat:vaj5hsqoc5dmlcgbf4iymhaxle

Transitions and turning points: exploring how first-in-family female students story their transition to university and student identity formation

Sarah O'Shea
2013 International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education  
Notes on contributor Sarah O'Shea is a senior lecturer in Adult, Vocational and Higher Education at the University of Wollongong in Australia.  ...  Her research interests include the transition and engagement of students from diverse backgrounds and she has published research on low-SES students and those who are first in the family to come to university  ...  Hence, drawing on the experiences of the students themselves provides a more nuanced representation of the lived experience of attending university.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09518398.2013.771226 fatcat:2q3cfe3n7zbhxe7pjamerawfhe

Making friends in high places: exploring the role of institutional status in the social integration of working-class higher education students in Australia

Olivia Evans, Mark Rubin
2021 SN Social Sciences  
There is a large body of research demonstrating that working-class students are less socially integrated than their middle-class peers at higher education institutions.  ...  We conclude that social class differences in social integration in higher education are remarkably pervasive, and appear to be a widespread problem across all institutions.  ...  In particular, research across multiple disciplines has found that various aspects of the university experience and culture make it more difficult for these students to progress and complete their studies  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43545-021-00126-5 fatcat:oukfymmsgzhbddn3un4l7endxy

Rural Aboriginal high school students' views of their future tertiary education

Jessica Howard, Jacob Jeffery, Lucie Walters, Elsa Barton
2020 The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education  
This article utilises an appreciative enquiry approach to analyse the opinions and aspirations of 12 Aboriginal high school students in a South Australian regional centre.  ...  In the context of a stark discrepancy in the educational outcomes of Aboriginal Australians compared to non-Aboriginal Australians, this article aims to contribute the voices of rural Aboriginal high school  ...  Several of the students in the later years of secondary school described a positive experience with TAFE programmes and associated work experience.  ... 
doi:10.1017/jie.2020.32 fatcat:cwslp6bzmzbw7errry3kus42fy

Motivating all our students?

Janet Carter, Jian Shi, Su White, Dennis Bouvier, Rachel Cardell-Oliver, Margaret Hamilton, Stanislav Kurkovsky, Stefanie Markham, O. William McClung, Roger McDermott, Charles Riedesel
2011 Proceedings of the 16th annual conference reports on Innovation and technology in computer science education - working group reports - ITiCSE-WGR '11  
nature of your complaint.  ...  If you believe that this item is subject to any of these criteria, or for any other reason should not be held on OpenAIR, then please contact openair-help@rgu.ac.uk with the details of the item and the  ...  In the US it is often normal for students' first experience of programming at university level to be as part of a broad program of studies.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2078856.2078858 fatcat:xnm5gdel5fgg5na2vqw5oy7m44

The Relationship between Demographic Factors and Adjustment to University for Mature-Age, Undergraduate Students

Merryn Dawborn-Gundlach
2018 Journal of Education & Social Policy  
A smooth transition is critical in ensuring that the initial experience of university is positive and that students adjust well to the academic, social and personal demands of tertiary study.  ...  It is important that all students who enrol in tertiary institutions can complete their chosen course.  ...  It is important that universities make provision for students with different educational backgrounds, to ensure that all students are supported in their transition and make a positive adjustment to university  ... 
doi:10.30845/jesp.v5n4p25 fatcat:4264ea7jubf3fpw5ured4yh73i

Exploring students' feelings of place

Susan Webb, Monash University, Elizabeth Knight, Rosalyn Black, Reshmi Roy, Victoria University, Deakin University, Deakin University
2021 Education in rural Australia  
By deepening understanding of how students from rural areas frame their educational choices, this study offers a progression in thinking about dislocation and belonging in the interactions of post-school  ...  Arguably, a broader emotional geographical sense of belonging is needed to understand the experiences of rural students and their mobility or immobility.  ...  The authors thank the National Centre for Vocational Educational research (NCVER) for funding the original study, Geographical and place dimensions of post-school participation in education and work.  ... 
doi:10.47381/aijre.v31i3.304 fatcat:72comr2jwba7vnucbyz6khxspq

Traditional and Interprofessional Curricula for Dental Technology: Perceptions of Students in Two Programs in Australia

Jane L. Evans, Amanda Henderson, Newell W. Johnson
2013 Journal of Dental Education  
Thirty to thirty-two of the thirty-nine students enrolled in a traditional dental technology program and nineteen to twenty-two of twenty-five students enrolled in an interprofessional curriculum completed  ...  Statistical analysis of self-report measures identified a significant difference in professional identity, development of roles, and perception of enhanced opportunities for collaboration of dental technologists  ...  Trevor Cook and colleagues from the traditional (TAFE) dental technology program who encouraged and assisted in this research. We also thank Mr.  ... 
doi:10.1002/j.0022-0337.2013.77.9.tb05596.x fatcat:blzb3hez6vda3e2loesmb5mlzi

Looking "outward and onward" in the outback: Regional Australian students' aspirations and expectations for their future as framed by dominant discourses of further education and training

Leanne Dalley-Trim, Nola Alloway
2010 The Australian Educational Researcher  
The paper also examines the ways in which student talk about the changing context of the world of work and the inescapability of further education emerge as a naturalised discourse in justifying their  ...  The paper looks at the nature of students' aspirations relating to work and careers and the kinds of discourses about education and training that support them -for it is these that constitute the dominant  ...  Many students knew of the articulated pathways between TAFE colleges and Universities that would allow them to start their study at TAFE and progress to a degree programme at a University.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03216925 fatcat:ecpd7zymbfdfbjh4z7r7klmk7y

Where Have All Our Students Gone? School to Postschool Transition in Australia

Denis Meadows
2009 Australasian Journal of Special Education  
Reading a number of the Des English memorial lectures delivered over the years, a central theme seems to be one of progress, over time, about what has been achieved and how the lives of persons with a  ...  The creation of change in behaviour that brings about more positive outcomes in lifestyle for persons with a disability is the core business of special education and, as I say to my students, if you don't  ...  Acknowledgment Data referred to in this lecture was taken from the report of a large research project, Quality Outcomes for Students with a Disability, funded by the Queensland Department of Education  ... 
doi:10.1375/ajse.33.2.87 fatcat:xv35fgcnibf3nmxdlavf5jamlm

Removing Barriers to Engagement in Higher Education by Students Living in a Rural Community

Kerry Rutter, Graham Young, Angeline Medland, MICHAEL CHRISTIE
2018 Figshare  
This project investigated the underrepresentation in higher education of non-Indigenous young males around the Gympie region of Queensland, identifying and implementing strategies to inform and motivate  ...  Research also addressed the reluctance of young non-Indigenous females in this region to pursue STEM degrees, indicating future outreach activities focusing on raising aspirations, allaying common misconceptions  ...  Some of the differences in gender attitudes towards life after school may be underpinned by lingering perceptions that TAFE courses are more viable alternatives for young males than females, and more work  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6474200.v1 fatcat:5ljdgmelnbh3jhx2ljxnnqaunm
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