Failing Students in Higher Education / Edition 1

Failing Students in Higher Education / Edition 1

by Moira T. Peelo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335208258

ISBN-13: 9780335208258

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Open University Press

"Failing and the possibility of failing are everyday experiences in higher education, yet rarely discussed. This text explores failure from different vantage points: its social and political context; its implications for teachers and learners; and the practices and procedures of the assessment, support and administrative systems surrounding failing students in higher…  See more details below

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"Failing and the possibility of failing are everyday experiences in higher education, yet rarely discussed. This text explores failure from different vantage points: its social and political context; its implications for teachers and learners; and the practices and procedures of the assessment, support and administrative systems surrounding failing students in higher education." "The text integrates discussions of drop-out, retention and student progress alongside the notion of academic failure. While management of student "through-put" is of interest to politicians, educators have to manage and understand failing as an important part of the process of learning." This work incorporates new empirical data along with practitioner experience and analyzes practice issues within a policy framework that takes into account past and current political trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335208258
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsvii
1Setting the Scene1
Part 1Policies and Patterns
2A Short History of Failure15
3Academic Failure: a Retrospective View from Non-completing Students29
4A Joined-up Policy Approach to Student Support45
5Policy Implications of Student Non-completion: Government, Funding Councils and Universities56
Part 2Teachers and Learners
6Learning to Fail: Learning to Recover73
7Failing Teachers, Failing Students: Learning about Failure from a Teaching Development Programme85
8Open as to Failure98
9Developing a Positive Approach to Failure113
10Redesigning Success and Failure124
Part 3Working with Students
11Student Counselling and Students' Failure139
12The Administrator's Tale151
13Struggling to Learn160
14Failing to Assess or Assessing Failure?172
References184
Index196
The Society for Research into Higher Education198

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