Transitions and Aspirations

Swinton, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch

Description

In this session I will introduce the aspiration and transition research carried out at the University of Northampton. It will analyse how the students’ previous experiences have influenced their study and career path. It will examine the skills identified to aid the transition for all first years and the implementation of these across the academic year. Participants will be guided through a writing activity that students across courses carried out and then encouraged to reflect on its use in their own contexts. One of the key issues that was identified during the research was the high number of hours students were working on top of their degrees. This led to discussions on whether skills should be strategically taught to aid these students to write within limited time or not. This question will be opened to the participants to see how this issue can be overcome. The session will end on the next steps for the research project.
Period10 May 2019
Event titleSEDA Teaching and Learning Assessment conference 9-10 May 2019
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational