Preparing for success: a study of how targeted skills-based workshops can effectively aid first year students to bridge the gap between second and third level learning

Underhill, Natasha and El Amoud, Lyndsey and O’Tuama, Seamus (2011) Preparing for success: a study of how targeted skills-based workshops can effectively aid first year students to bridge the gap between second and third level learning. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

On the basis of evidence from the past four years of a discernable drop in the academic performance of first year students, as well as decreasing progression rates, the Preparing for Success project (funded by NAIRTL) aimed to build a bridge between second and third level education by offering a range of targeted skills based workshops to first year BSc Government students in University College Cork on a pilot basis for the 2009/2010 academic year. This paper will examine our experience of directing the Preparing for Success programme during this pilot phase. A detailed overview of the programme will be provided, followed by a comprehensive evaluation - using both empirical and qualitative methods - of the programme’s impact on the 2009 BSc Government cohort. Finally, we will offer a general appraisal of the programme and will suggest some possible changes for future implementation.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 20:14
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 17:30
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3800

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