Ako Victoria '18: Transitions to University Study In-Person
Where: AM 102-104 & 106 (Registrations from 8:45 am). Catering will be provided for the registered participants.
Ako Victoria is an annual teaching and learning conference. It is an opportunity to learn about Victoria-specific research and practice and discuss their applications and extensions with colleagues across the university.
Conference Theme: Transitions to University Study
Keynote Address: Professor Sally Kift
Entering university study is both exciting and daunting. The complex microcosm of academic, social and cultural life can be confusing and difficult to navigate for a newcomer. For transitions to undergraduate study, challenges include learning to learn – developing independent study skills, understanding assessment requirements and criteria, and managing expectations and competing demands. Students transitioning into postgraduate study often need to reflect on their existing learning approaches, beliefs and practices. The Higher Education literature suggests that students’ experiences during these transitions affect the attitudes and approaches they adopt in their university study.
What would it take to gain a better understanding of these challenges and develop academic, administrative and social means to mitigate them at the institutional and individual levels? Participants in this year’s Ako Victoria conference will work together to answer this question.
- Wednesday 5 September 2018
- 9:00am - 4:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Auckland (change)