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Dr. James Brunton,
Prof. Mark Brown, Dr. Eamon Costello,
Lorraine Delaney, Seamus Fox & Nuala Lonergan
Toolbox for Flexibl...
http://www.studentsuccess.ie
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
• Importance of course choice
• Emphasis on self-regulation
• Need for personalised feedback
• Provide information at poin...
Pathway Intervention
What do we do for failing
students
Secondary Intervention
What do we do for at-risk
students?
Targete...
Study Life Cycle
Individual Staff
Peers
School
Institution
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKa...
Toolbox
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox for Flexible Learners
Toolbox
• We need to move away from a “goulash” approach
(Simpson, 2009)
• Institutions need to analyse their own retention
strate...
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Toolbox for Flexible Learners: Supporting Student Success in the Transition to Higher Education

  1. 1. Dr. James Brunton, Prof. Mark Brown, Dr. Eamon Costello, Lorraine Delaney, Seamus Fox & Nuala Lonergan Toolbox for Flexible Learners: Supporting Student Success in the Transition to Higher Education ECIU Working Meeting 2nd October 2015
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  4. 4. • Importance of course choice • Emphasis on self-regulation • Need for personalised feedback • Provide information at point of need • Feedback in language of the learner • Recognise value of external support • Develop academic and social confidence • Focus on long-terms goals and student wellbeing Basic assumptions… Toolbox for Flexible Learners
  5. 5. Pathway Intervention What do we do for failing students Secondary Intervention What do we do for at-risk students? Targeted/Selective Primary Intervention What do we do for targeted groups of students? General/Primary Intervention What do we do for all students? Adapted from Wilson (2009) Support Pyramid Toolbox for Flexible Learners
  6. 6. Study Life Cycle Individual Staff Peers School Institution Toolbox for Flexible Learners Shillington, S., Brown, M., MacKay, A., Paewai, S., Suddaby, G., & While, F. (2012). Avoiding the goulash: Closing gaps and bridging distances. Open Learning: Journal of Open, Distance and eLearning, 27, (1), 65-80.
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  19. 19. • We need to move away from a “goulash” approach (Simpson, 2009) • Institutions need to analyse their own retention strategies and ‘spot the leaks’ (Simpson, 2003) • Develop a framework informed by the literature that identifies and coordinates best practice Based on a principled approach… Toolbox for Flexible Learners Summary…

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