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Transitioning to University: A Personal Learning Experience

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean
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Abstract

In this chapter, all four tenets of personalising learning were targeted in a programme that was written to assist pre-service teachers’ transition to university in a first year, first semester, core unit in a Bachelor of Education (primary) degree. The chapter describes how student diversity in ICT ability and learning needs were used to frame an approach to teaching and learning the content of the unit, which was focussed on human development and different contexts for learning. The approach is described and demonstrates how ICT can become a vehicle for learning that caters for student diversity and how a seemingly rigid university timetable structure can be used creatively and with flexibility. The notion of value-added assessment is also highlighted.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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