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Universities in Transition: Foregrounding Social Contexts of Knowledge in the First Year Experience

Brook, Heather Author Fergie, Deane Contributor; Maeorg, Michael Contributor; University of Adelaide Press, issuing body.

2014

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  • Title:
    Universities in Transition: Foregrounding Social Contexts of Knowledge in the First Year Experience
  • Author: Brook, Heather Author
  • Fergie, Deane Contributor; Maeorg, Michael Contributor; University of Adelaide Press, issuing body.
  • Description: Introduction / Heather Brook, Deane Fergie, Michael Maeorg and Dee Michell -- Pt. 1. Reconceptualising : transition and universities -- 1. Navigating student transition in higher education : induction, development, becoming / Trevor Gale and Stephen Parker -- 2. University transitions in practice : research-learning, fields and their communities of practice / Deane Fergie -- Pt. 2. Revealing : 'non-traditional' student groups in higher education -- 3. Classism on campus? Exploring and extending understandings of social class in the contemporary higher education debate / Angelique Bletsas and Dee Michell -- 4. Reframing 'the problem' : students from low socio-economic status backgrounds transitioning to university / Marcia Devlin and Jade McKay -- 5. Changing social relations in higher education : the first-year international student and the 'Chinese learner' in Australia / Xianlin Song -- 6. Relating experiences : Regional and remote students in their first year at university / Michael Maeorg -- Pt. 3. Realising : transformations on campus -- 7. The University of Adelaide Student Learning Hub : a case study of education co-creation / Pascale Quester, Kendra Backstrom and Slavka Kovacevic -- 8. Thinking critically about critical thinking in the First-Year experience / Chris Beasley and Benito Cao -- 9. Knowing students / Heather Brook and Dee Michell.
    Universities are social universes in their own right. They are the site of multiple, complex and diverse social relations, identities, communities, knowledges and practices. At the heart of this book are people enrolling at university for the first time and entering into the broad variety of social relations and contexts entailed in their 'coming to know' at, of and through university. For some time now the terms 'transition to university' and 'first-year experience' have been at the centre of discussion and discourse at, and about, Australian universities. For those university administrators, researchers and teachers involved, this focus has been framed by a number of interlinked factors ranging from social justice concerns to the hard economic realities confronting the contemporary corporatising university. In the midst of changing global economic conditions affecting the international student market, as well as shifting domestic politics surrounding university funding, the equation of dollars with student numbers has remained a constant, and has kept universities' attention on the current 'three Rs' of higher education - recruitment, retention, reward - and, in particular, on the critical phase of students' entry into the tertiary institution environment. By recasting 'the transition to university' as simultaneously and necessarily entailing a transition of university - indeed universities - and of their many and varied constitutive relations, structures and practices, the contributors to this book seek to reconceptualise the 'first-year experience' in terms of multiple and dynamic processes of dialogue and exchange amongst all participants. They interrogate taken-for-granted understandings of what 'the university' is, and consider what universities might yet become.
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press
  • Format: xi, 244 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 1922064831;ISBN 9781922064837 (online)
  • Subjects: Student aspirations -- Australia; College freshmen -- Australia; Study skills -- Australia; College integration -- Australia; Critical thinking -- Australia; College student orientation -- Australia
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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