Increasingly the importance associated with student ʻtransitionsʼ from school to university has gained traction. Research, particularly, under the First Year Experience (FYE) banner has highlighted the multiple challenges students encounter when they first come to university. However, student transitions to university is often assumed to be normative and uniform with primary focus placed on inducting students to the norms and conventions of their new academic environment. Little attention is paid to how the curricular and pedagogic practices could support these transitions from school to university in ways that also give recognition to the resources student bring along to their university studies or the diversity of their educational needs. Keynote and invited speakers will offer presentations that seek to challenge and expand conventional ideas associated with student transitions by paying attention to how these transitions can be researched and how curricular and pedagogic approaches within the extended provisions can become more responsive to and inclusive of studentsʼ needs.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE 27 July 2017