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

Chapter


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.

UOW Authors


  •   Lawrie, Gwen (external author)
  •   Wright, A R. (external author)
  •   Schultz, Madeleine (external author)
  •   Dargaville, Timothy (external author)
  •   Tasker, Roy (external author)
  •   Williams, Mark (external author)
  •   Bedford, Simon Bernard. (external author)
  •   O'Brien, Glennys
  •   Thompson, Christopher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • 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

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/539

Book Title


  • Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate Stem Education for the 21st Century

Start Page


  • 399

End Page


  • 410

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.kriso.ee/transforming-institutions-undergraduate-stem-education-21st-db-9781612494371e.html

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.

UOW Authors


  •   Lawrie, Gwen (external author)
  •   Wright, A R. (external author)
  •   Schultz, Madeleine (external author)
  •   Dargaville, Timothy (external author)
  •   Tasker, Roy (external author)
  •   Williams, Mark (external author)
  •   Bedford, Simon Bernard. (external author)
  •   O'Brien, Glennys
  •   Thompson, Christopher (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • 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

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asdpapers/539

Book Title


  • Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate Stem Education for the 21st Century

Start Page


  • 399

End Page


  • 410

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.kriso.ee/transforming-institutions-undergraduate-stem-education-21st-db-9781612494371e.html