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Familiarity Breeds Contentment: enabling student transitions into HE through taking a holistic approach to programme delivery

Location:
Canterbury Christ Church University
Date(s):
14 October 2009 12:00-16:30

The Higher Education Academy and Canterbury Christ Church University would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.  Details of the Series are available at: www.heacademy.ac.uk/ourwork/learning/national_research_seminar

Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at: www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/RSS_Canterbury_141009

This focus of this seminar is an initiative in which sociological insights were used to develop holistic first year undergraduate learning and teaching practices. The aim was to promote retention and success through integrating induction into curriculum delivery. The seminar will include an outline of the intervention and the thinking behind it, and will provide participants with extensive opportunity to discuss: contemporary challenges facing HEIs in relation to transitions; the usefulness of both the sociological and teaching and learning literatures; and their own initiatives and experiences. As such the seminar provides a forum to exchange good practice.

Speakers:  Dr Peter Watts (Senior Lecturer in Sociology)
                Sarah Cant (Principal Lecturer in Sociology)

30 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email staff.development@canterbury.ac.uk directly.

Website:
http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/RSS_Canterbury_141009
Contact Email:
staff.development@canterbury.ac.uk

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