Student engagement for student success: pre-commencement strategies via KickStart

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Abstract

Australia’s large and diverse student cohort challenges our universities to provide innovative and integrated ways of supporting students at an appropriate scale. In response, we developed an initiative called KickStart to help students become more engaged with their unit (i.e. subject) content and feel better prepared and motivated at a critical stage of their studies. This paper investigates student uptake and perceptions of this online initiative, the delivery of which commenced 2 weeks before the start of the semester. A student survey (n = 1165) delivered evidence for a high student uptake. In addition, students reported that KickStart provided them with a useful start and helped them to understand learning outcomes. This initiative highlights the value of providing students with online resources and activities tailored to the unit content in the lead-up to the semester.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuccess in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationtransitions to, within and from University
EditorsLeigh N. Wood, Yvonne A Breyer
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages23-35
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789811027918
ISBN (Print)9789811027895
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Motivation
  • Preparation
  • Student engagement

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Breyer, Y. A., Marrone, M., Wood, L. N., Taylor, M., & Shaheen, H. (2017). Student engagement for student success: pre-commencement strategies via KickStart. In L. N. Wood, & Y. A. Breyer (Eds.), Success in Higher Education: transitions to, within and from University (pp. 23-35). Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2791-8_2
Breyer, Yvonne A. ; Marrone, Mauricio ; Wood, Leigh N. ; Taylor, Murray ; Shaheen, Hajira. / Student engagement for student success : pre-commencement strategies via KickStart. Success in Higher Education: transitions to, within and from University. editor / Leigh N. Wood ; Yvonne A Breyer. Singapore : Springer, Springer Nature, 2017. pp. 23-35
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Breyer, YA, Marrone, M, Wood, LN, Taylor, M & Shaheen, H 2017, Student engagement for student success: pre-commencement strategies via KickStart. in LN Wood & YA Breyer (eds), Success in Higher Education: transitions to, within and from University. Springer, Springer Nature, Singapore, pp. 23-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2791-8_2

Student engagement for student success : pre-commencement strategies via KickStart. / Breyer, Yvonne A.; Marrone, Mauricio; Wood, Leigh N.; Taylor, Murray; Shaheen, Hajira.

Success in Higher Education: transitions to, within and from University. ed. / Leigh N. Wood; Yvonne A Breyer. Singapore : Springer, Springer Nature, 2017. p. 23-35.

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