Title

Closing the loop: A model for inter-institutional collaboration through delivering formative assessment in large, first-year STEM classes

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Lawrie, G., Wright, A., Schultz, M., Dargaville, T., Tasker, R., Williams, M., Bedford, S., O'Brien, G. & Thompson, C. (2016). Closing the loop: A model for inter-institutional collaboration through delivering formative assessment in large, first-year STEM classes. In G. C. Weaver, W. D. Burgess, A. L. Childress & L. Slakey (Eds.), Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate Stem Education for the 21st Century (pp. 399-410). United States: Purdue University Press. http://www.kriso.ee/transforming-institutions-undergraduate-stem-education-21st-db-9781612494371e.html

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9781557537249

Abstract

When students start their tertiary studies they move into a new world which differs in many ways from their prior experiences, including the way they were taught, access to faculty, learning environments, class sizes, expectations of independence and time management (Torenbeek, 2011). The first year experience (FYE) has become a pivotal focus for institutional programs that recognize that many students struggle in this transition. Such programs aim to improve student retention in tertiary studies through provision of orientation and mentaring activities. These initiatives have become widespread and are typically informed by key research in the field in terms of transition pedagogies (Kift, 2009; Kift, 2010; Lawrence, 2005) and student engagement and retention.

RIS ID

105245

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