Exploring spaces for learning: Using narrative mediation path to improve the academic performance of underachieving undergraduate students

Crowley, U. and Mahon, C. (2012) Exploring spaces for learning: Using narrative mediation path to improve the academic performance of underachieving undergraduate students. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

Learning to learn has been identified as a key educational competence. Over the next two years, as part of the INSTALL1 project, NUI Maynooth is testing the effectiveness of an exploratory group technique, the Narrative Mediation Path (NMP), which has been developed to promote reflective thinking skills. To date, interviews have been conducted with 200 first year students. Common themes emerging from these interviews regarding student engagement are discussed. Notable was the number of concerns relating to coping with academic demands. From these 200 students, 20 students will participate in the subsequent phases of the INSTALL project utilising the NMP.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 98656; Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: National University of Ireland MaynoothIreland; Funding Details: EC, European Commission; References: Amalathas, E., (2010) Learning to Learn in Further Education: A Literature Review of Effective Practice in England and Abroad, , CFBT: London; Collins, T., (2010) We're Missing the Point on How to Prepare for College, , http://www.careerguidance.gov.ie, Retrieved August, from; Conole, G., A holistic approach to designing for learning: A vision for the future (2010) Annual International CODE Symposium, , 18 February 2010, Chiba, Japan; De Backer, L., Van Keer, H., Valcke, M., Exploring the potential impact of reciprocal peer tutoring on higher education students' metacognitive knowledge and regulation (2012) Instructional Science, 40, pp. 559-588; Fleming, T., Finnegan, F., Cultural and institutional perspectives on access and retention in three Irish higher education institute (2011) Access and Retention: Experiences of Non-Traditional Learners in Higher Education (RANLHE), , http://www.ranlhe.dsw.edu.pl/; Fonagy, P., Target, M., Steele, H., Steele, M., (1998) Reflective-functioning Manual Version 5.0 for Application to Adult Attachment Interviews, , London: University College London; Freda, M., Esposito, G., Martino, M.L., Monteagudo, J., Narrative learning for disadvantaged students: A model for intervention in he (2012) ESREA Conference/Life History and Biography Network/Odense, pp. 1-4. , March 2012; Gogus, A., Arikan, H., Learning to learn in higher education (2008) IADIS International Conference and Exploratory Learning in a Digital Age, , CELDA 2008; (2006) Key Facts and Figures, , HEA, Dublin: HEA; A study of progression in higher education (2010) A Report by the Higher Education Authority, , HEA, Dublin: HEA; (2011) Sustainability Study: Aligning Participation, Quality and Funding in Irish Higher Education, , HEA, Dublin: HEA; Hyland, A., Entry to higher education in Ireland in the 21st century (2011) Discussion Paper for the NCCA/HEA Seminar, , HEA: Dublin; Lew, D.N.M., Schmidt, H.G., (2011) Writing to Learn: Can Reflection Journals Be Used to Promote Self-reflection and Learning? Higher Education Research and Development, 30 (4), pp. 519-532; Lucas, B., Greany, T., (2000) Learning to Learn: Setting the Agenda for Schools in the 21st Century, , Network Education Press; Mann, S., (2008) Study, Power and the University, , Open University Press: Berkshire. OECD (2010). Education at a Glance 2010: OECD Indicators. Paris: OECD; Thomas, L., Quinn, J., (2007) First Generation Entry into Higher Education: An International Study, , Open University Press: Berkshire; Tinto, V., Research and practice into student retention (2006) Journal of College Student Retention, 8 (1), pp. 1-19; Van Der Stel, M., Veenman, M., The development of metacognitive skilfulness: A longitudinal study (2010) Learning and Individual Differences, 20, pp. 220-224
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education; Learning to learn; Underachievement; Academic performance; First year students; Reflective thinking; Student engagement; Undergraduate students; E-learning; Students
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 08:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:32
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2109

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