Ready or not, here I come! Learning to support: Year 12 students' university study choices

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation Vol. 40

June, 2017, 455 pages
Published by
Ruth Walker & Simon Bedford
ISBN
978-0-9945546-6-6
Abstract 

Making the wrong study choice can lead to dis-satisfaction, lack of engagement and ultimately withdrawal from university study. The research project entitled: "What should I study? Improving tertiary pathways by improving support for prospective students" has explored the ways in which Year 12 students decide what to study and how they are supported by universities and secondary schools as they make this decision. Findings suggest that they need to understand more about their curriculum choices during the application process in order to make more suitable enrolment choices. Examining this research in terms of how Year 12 students learn about higher education curriculum options will facilitate a discussion about how study choice research can inform curriculum transformation.

Keywords: student recruitment, student engagement, higher education

Ready or not, here I come! Learning to support: Year 12 students' university study choices

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Parks, A., Mills, J., Weber, D., Westwell, M & Barovich, K.