Student Success

https://studentsuccessjournal.org
Student Success: A journal exploring the experiences of students in tertiary education. Student Success (previously titled the International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education) is a biannual, open access, peer-reviewed academic journal with one issue linked to the International STARS Conference. This Journal provides the opportunity to disseminate current research and innovative good practices about students’ tertiary learning experiences. Researchers, tertiary teachers and professional staff who are advancing student learning, success and retention in the tertiary sector are encouraged to submit.

List of Papers (Total 29)

Inquiry-based learning to improve student engagement in a large first year topic

Increasing the opportunity for students to be involved in inquiry-based activities can improve engagement with content and assist in the development of analysis and critical thinking skills. The science laboratory has traditionally been used as a platform to apply the content gained through the lecture series. These activities have exposed students to experiments which test the...

Identity theory as a theoretical framework to understand attrition for university students in transition

There has been extensive research done with a view to explaining the processes of transition into tertiary study and the factors that may be associated with student attrition.  This paper consolidates the authors’ research in relation to the transition of students into adult and tertiary bridging programs and undergraduate university study and presents an alternative approach to...

Going “old school”: From bedside manner to deskside manner

Interaction between tertiary educators and students, we contend, improves trust and betters student responses to emotional distress while at university. Therefore, we introduce the “Deskside Manner Framework” as an emerging practice in the tertiary teaching and learning context to aid student transition success. Based on concepts and practice that originated primarily in the...

Work Integrated Learning: What do the students want? A qualitative study of Health Sciences students’ experiences of a non-competency based placement

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) offers students the opportunity to explore and expand on theoretical concepts encountered throughout their academic studies in an applied real-life context. WIL also assists students in their transition from educational to professional practice informed by experience, engagement and reflection. Traditionally, disciplines such as Medicine, Nursing...