A Transition Study to Support Curriculum Reform

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Abstract

This paper presents details of a project to support the transition from school to university for engineering students in the UK. The initial phases have already been disseminated by the project collaborators. The background, rationale, objectives and outcomes of this latter phase of the project are presented and specific data from a web-based transition diagnostic is discussed which verifies specific learning issues amongst engineering students enrolling in their first year of study. This prompted further investigations into these specific learning issues, which produced relevant data pertinent to enhancing learning through curriculum reform with the ultimate goal of accommodating the transition from school to university, improving the learning experience and increasing retention.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2015
Event11th International CDIO Conference - Chengdu University of Information Technology , Chengdu, China
Duration: 08 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference11th International CDIO Conference
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period08/06/201511/06/2015

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    McCartan, C. D. (2015). A Transition Study to Support Curriculum Reform. Paper presented at 11th International CDIO Conference, Chengdu, China. http://www.cdio2015.org/