2 First Year Curriculum Principles: Transition Pedagogies Sally Kift (2009)TransitionFrom previous educational experience to nature of learning in higher educationCurriculum should mediate and support the transition processDiversityStudents’ diverse backgrounds, needs, experiences and patterns of studyAt risk or equity groupsNon-traditional cohortsStudents’ existing skills and knowledge
3 First Year Curriculum Principles: Transition Pedagogies DesignFoundation and scaffolding for successAssist student developmentSupport engagementIntegration and sequencing of knowledge, skills and attitudesEngagementActive and interactive learningCollaboration – student to student, teacher to student
4 First Year Curriculum Principles: Transition Pedagogies AssessmentIncreases in complexity over timeEarly and regular evaluations of students’ workFeedback on student progress and achievement for both staff and studentsEvaluation and MonitoringEvaluation of curriculum leading to development and renewalMonitoring of student engagement and learningTimely interventions
5 First Year Toolkit What sorts of resources could be in the Toolkit? In what format(s) would the resources be most useful?How and where should the Toolkit be set up?
6 Creativity and New Ideas What is a unique way of looking at the Toolkit?What would constitute ‘outside the box’ thinking?Suppose we …
7 Difficulties, Dangers, Problems What are the difficulties we might face in developing the Toolkit?What are the potential problems?For what reasons should we be cautious or conservative?
8 Optimism and Positive Thinking What is a reasonable and realistic way to make things work?What is the best way to approach the issue?What are the positive outcomes of the Toolkit?What are the positive views based upon?