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The First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition / Edition 1

The First Year at University: Teaching Students in Transition / Edition 1

by Bill Johnston


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ISBN-13: 9780335234516
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Helping Students Learn Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Bill Johnston is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has spoken, researched and published in the areas of critical thinking, educational perspectives on the student experience, curriculum design, and information literacy.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements xi

1 First year in a mass higher education system 1

2 What do we know about teaching first year students, and what should we do with that knowledge? 17

3 The first year experience and the academic mainstream 44

4 Course design for FYE: a case study 67

5 Institutional strategy and the first year experience 81

6 Universities in a changing world: grand narratives and modest proposals 111

Appendix 125

References 126

Index 134

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