Category: Higher Education

Experiences of bridging program students at a regional satellite campus

Author: Sandra Elsom, Ruth Greenaway & Margaret Marshman University of the Sunshine Coast Edition: Volume 57, Number 2, July 2017 Summary: The benefits of higher education to individuals and to society are acknowledged both in Australia and internationally. Increased access to

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Just another student survey? – Point-of-contact survey feedback enhances the student experience and lets researchers gather data

Author: Warren Lake, William Boyd, Wendy Boyd and Suzi Hellmundt Southern Cross University Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: When student surveys are conducted within university environments, one outcome of feedback to the researcher is that it provides insight

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Insights into attrition from university-based enabling programs

Author: Cheryl Bookallil and Bobby Harreveld CQUniversity, Australia Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: High attrition rates from university-based enabling programs continue to be the subject of much research and administrative effort. Understanding the factors behind decisions to withdraw

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Transformative learning challenges in a context of trauma and fear: an educator’s story

Author: Vaughn M. John University of KwaZulu-Natal Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: After more than three decades of development, transformative learning theory is currently a major theory of adult learning. It has also attracted substantial critique, leading to further

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The juxtaposition of STEPS to the undergraduate arena: The lived experience of transitioning into undergraduate study

Author: Trixie James Central Queensland University Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: Australia wide, universities are offering tertiary education to the broader socio-economic cohort; however, alongside this educational reform, there is a concern that students who have been away

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Staying Power: The effect of pathway into university on student achievement and attrition

Author: Jenny Chesters & Louise Watson University of Canberra Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: The expansion of the higher education sector in Australia opened up new pathways into university increasing the diversity of the student population. For non-traditional students,

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OnTrack to university: understanding mechanisms of student retention in an Australian pre-university enabling program

Author: Joanne G. Lisciandro & Gael Gibbs Murdoch University Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: University-based enabling programs have become an important pathway to university for non-traditional students. There is increasing interest in understanding the mechanisms that facilitate retention and

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University Transition Challenges for First Year Domestic CALD Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Case Study from an Australian Regional University

Author: Eric Kong, Sarah Harmsworth, Mohammad Mehdi Rajaeian, Geoffrey Parkes, Sue Bishop, Bassim AlMansouri, Jill Lawrence University of Southern Queensland Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is used broadly and inclusively to describe communities

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Opportunity through online learning: Experiences of first-in-family students in online open-entry higher education

Author: Cathy Stone^, Sarah O’Shea*, Josephine May#, Janine Delahunty*, Zoë Partington+ ^ University of Newcastle & Open Universities Australia * University of Wollongong # University of Newcastle +Open Universities Australia Edition: Volume 56, Number 2, July 2016 Summary: Online learning has

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Formative reflections of university recreation science students in South Africa as catalyst for an adapted service-learning program

Author: Anneliese Goslin*, Engela van der Klashorst*, Darlene A. Kluka^ and Johannes G. U. van Wyk* * University of Pretoria, South Africa ^ Barry University, Florida, USA Edition: Volume 56, Number 1, April 2016 Summary: Community-university partnerships through service-learning have

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