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Induction by design: strategically supporting student transition into higher education
Farrell, Orna; Brunton, James; Trevaskis, Samantha
This qualitative study reports on an on-entry induction and socialisation intervention designed to support and retain students transitioning to higher education at an Irish private higher education institution. Following the intervention, a qualitative study was conducted with the aim of exploring new undergraduate student experiences of transitioning to higher education and their experiences of participating in the induction by design. Six themes emerged during the analytical process: academic experiences, expectations of higher education, the impact of college on life, induction by design, socialisation and the transition from school to college. Findings indicate that designed induction interventions which focus on the on-entry phase of the study lifecycle can have a positive impact on new higher education students.
Keyword(s): Adult education; Education; Teaching; Identity; Student success; transition to higher education; orientation; higher education
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Farrell, Orna ORCID: 0000-0001-9519-2380 <>, Brunton, James ORCID: 0000-0001-7223-0524 <> and Trevaskis, Samantha (2019) Induction by design: strategically supporting student transition into higher education. Journal of Further and Higher Education . ISSN 1469-9486
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
File Format(s): application/pdf
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First Indexed: 2020-02-27 07:00:15 Last Updated: 2020-02-27 07:00:15