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Title: Embedding an institution-wide capacity building opportunity around transition pedagogy: First Year Teaching and Learning Network Coordinators
Contributor(s): Clark, Jennifer  (author); Gurney, Lisa J (author); Lawrence, Sarah  (author); Leece, Rhonda (author); Malouff, John M  (author); Masters, Yvonne  (author)orcid ; Reid, Jacqueline  (author)orcid ; Tasker, Isabel  (author)orcid ; Valenzuela-Abaca, Fredy  (author); Wilkes, Janelle  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.5204/intjfyhe.v6i1.268Open Access Link
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Abstract: A First Year Teaching and Learning Network was established in a regional university with a strong focus on distance education for a very diverse student cohort. The purpose of the Network, which consisted of a Coordinator in each of nine schools, was to support staff teaching students transitioning into tertiary education. The paper explores the theoretical bases of the structure, its current method of operation, its impact so far, and future plans. The development of the Network illustrates how a university can consciously embed opportunities for staff to take ownership of transition pedagogy and thus encourage widespread capacity building amongst their peers. The experiences of the Network in its first two years provide a case study of how institutional support for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, in particular scholarship around capacity building, can be used as a mechanism to promote both staff and student engagement with transition pedagogy resulting in a shift from a second generation approach towards a third generation approach to transition.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 6(1), p. 107-119
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Place of Publication: Queensland, Australia
ISSN: 1838-2959
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
930201 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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