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dc.contributor.authorGregory, Mary Sarah-Jane
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-25T06:22:44Z
dc.date.available2019-11-25T06:22:44Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389255
dc.description.abstractThe complexities of transitioning from a well-supported first year experience into the second year can lead to a less than ideal experience for many students. Second year experience is influenced by psychological make-up, curriculum and a collection of extraneous factors (Milsom, Stewart, Yorke, & Zaitseva, 2014) with challenges leading to students potentially experiencing a ‘slump’. This work discusses the development and impact of initiatives implemented over the past two years to enhance second year science student experiences at Griffith University. Central to this strategy has been the development of an online, just-in-time guided map resource specifically for second years providing a visually cohesive series of processes to enable positive autonomous student experiences. This initiative dovetails into second year specific career-readiness activities. As Gardner, Pattengale, Tobolowsky & Hunter (2009, p. 11) suggest “an explicit, intentional, comprehensive, well-articulated, and coordinated approach to the second year communicates to sophomores that they are as valued by the institution.” Combined they provide a soft landing into second year and a scaffolded approach enabling the shift to autonomous and future planning practices. Thereby fostering independently capable and forward-thinking students and minimising second year slump.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS)
dc.publisher.urihttps://unistars.org/proceedings/
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameStudents Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference (STARS 2015)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleHandbook & Proceedings of Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS)
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2015-07-01
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2015-07-04
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom108
dc.relation.ispartofpageto109
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2015
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHigher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130103
dc.titleEnhancing the 2nd Year Student Experience: How to be the Guide-on-the-Side (Poster)
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGregory, M, Enhancing the 2nd Year Student Experience: How to be the Guide-on-the-Side, Handbook & Proceedings of Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS), 2015, pp. 108-109
dc.date.updated2019-11-13T06:34:24Z
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