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I知 not supposed to be here: The unsettling transition to Higher Education


Harris, MW, I'm not supposed to be here: The unsettling transition to Higher Education, 17th International FYHE Conference 2014, 6-9 July 2014, Darwin, Australia (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Across Australia, participation rates in higher education for disadvantaged students are low; most often associated with their low socioeconomic background, rurality, and lower aspirational levels. An alternate transition model, the Thriving Transition Cycle, designed to provide an innovative, staged and cyclic approach to the transition to tertiary study was applied to first year students in the faculties of Health Science at five Australian universities. The model provided a template for support that accounted for the stages of transition successfully negotiated. Results indicate an effective, proactive cycle of support that invites learning and growth, rather than being driven by procedure and triggered by crisis.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:transition, first year university, thriving
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Harris, MW (Dr Martin Harris)
ID Code:97870
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2015-01-19
Last Modified:2015-03-13

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