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Author Kyndt, Eva

Title Higher Education Transitions : Theory and Research
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017


Description 1 online resource (341 pages)
Series New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction
New perspectives on learning and instruction.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Section I: Transitions from secondary to higher education; Chapter 1: Transitions to higher education: moving beyond quantity; Introduction; Four decades of research; Introduction to Section I; References; Chapter 2: Fear of academic failure as a self-fulfilling prophecy; Introduction; Predictors of academic success: literature review; Methodology and sample; Procedure; Measures; Findings; Discussion; Theoretical significance; Educational significance and implications; References; Appendix
Chapter 3: Different transitions towards learning at university: exploring the heterogeneity of motivational processesIntroduction; Transition from a motivational perspective; Regulation processes from the perspective of the Integrated Model of Learning and Action; Motivation phase; Motivation phase and transition; Intention phase; Intention phase and transition; Volition phase; Volition phase and transition; Research question; Methods; Statistical analysis; Findings; Patterns of motivational regulation; Discussion; Consequences for transition processes; Further research; References
Chapter 4: Transition to an international degree programme: preparedness, first-year experiences and success of students of different nationalitiesIntroduction; Preparedness and expectations; Course experiences; Research questions; Design; Context; Methodology; Study 1: readiness and expectations at the start of the study; Sample; Instruments; Data analysis; Results; Study 2: students' course experiences and first-year performance; Participants and procedure; Data and instruments; Data analysis; Results; Study performance and study progress
Investigation of the impact of course experiences and study behaviour on first-year performanceExplanations for differences between foreign and domestic students in examination performance and study progress; Conclusion and discussion; Limitations and directions for further research; References; Chapter 5: Study success in science bachelor programmes: predictive value of secondary school grades; Introduction; The context of Dutch higher education; Cognitive aspects of study success; The Dutch secondary school system; The B. Sc. programmes; Prediction of study success; Aim of this study
MethodsData used; Analysis; Results; Secondary school profiles; Predictive value of science capability and gender; Predictive value of individual secondary school subjects; Progression to bachelor diploma; Discussion and Conclusions; Alternative ways of analysis; Science capability; Gender effects; Limitations; Note; References; Chapter 6: 'Cutting rough diamonds': the transition experiences of first-generation students in higher education; Transition; Context of the study; Transition to 'The Centre'; Methodology; Procedure and participants
Summary In the current era where lifelong learning takes the fore, higher education can no longer be regarded as an isolated trajectory within one's educational career and many students face substantial challenges in crafting their professional future. More specifically, the transition from school to higher education and the labour market is often a difficult hurdle for many students. Almost half of students do not succeed in the first year and often withdraw from education, students are faced with a variety of contexts and may choose to study in a different (international) context, and they are often confronted with structural barriers in finding a (high-quality) job, as evidenced by increasing levels of youth unemployment and underemployment. 'Higher Education Transitions' aims to deepen our understanding of the transitions taking place when students enter, progress and leave higher education to enter the labour market. Drawing on an international team of contributors, this guide examines fifteen empirical studies which include a range of quantitative, qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Divided into three sections to reflect each important transition phase, topics include: transitions from secondary to higher education; transitions within higher education; transitions from higher education to the labour market. By considering transitions across different phases as a broad and interrelated process, this guide will be essential reading for higher education researchers, policy stakeholders and all those interested in the transitions into higher education and the labour market
Notes The phenomenological approach and formation of variations (categories)
Print version record
Subject Articulation (Education) -- Europe
College student orientation -- Europe
College graduates -- Employment -- Europe
Labor supply -- Effect of education on -- Europe
School-to-work transition -- Europe
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- Europe
Articulation (Education)
College graduates -- Employment
College student orientation
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives
Labor supply -- Effect of education on
School-to-work transition
Form Electronic book
Author Donche, Vincent
Trigwell, Keith
Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari
ISBN 9781317207733