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Higher Education Transitions

Theory and Research, 1st Edition

Edited by Eva Kyndt, Vincent Donche, Keith Trigwell, Sari Lindblom-Ylänne

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In the current era where lifelong learning is brought to the fore, higher education can no longer be regarded as an isolated trajectory within one’s educational career as many students face substantial challenges in crafting their professional future. More specifically, the transition from school to higher education and continuing to the labour market are often a difficult hurdles for many students. Almost half of students do not succeed in the first year and often withdraw from education, students are faced with a variety of contexts and may choose to study in a different (international) context, and they are then confronted with structural barriers in finding a (high-quality) job, as evidenced by increasing levels of youth unemployment and underemployment.

Higher Education Transitions aims to deepen our understanding of the transitions taking place when students enter, progress and leave higher education to enter the labour market. Drawing on an international team of contributors, this guide includes three conceptual and fifteen empirical studies which include a range of quantitative, qualitative, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Divided into three sections to reflect each important transition phase, topics include:

  • transitions from secondary to higher education;
  • transitions within higher education;
  • transitions from higher education to the labour market. 

By considering transitions across different phases as a broad and interrelated process, this guide will be essential reading for higher education researchers, policy stakeholders and all those interested in the transitions into higher education and the labour market.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

E. Kyndt, V. Donche, K. Trigwell, & S. Lindblom-Ylänne

Section 1: Transitions from secondary to higher education

  1. Investigating Transitions to higher education: A conceptual framework
  2. V. Donche, D. Noyens, L. Coertjens, & P. Van Petegem, Belgium

  3. Fear of Academic Failure as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
  4. D. Wagner & T. Brahm, Switzerland

  5. Different Transitions towards Learning at University: Exploring the Heterogeneity of Motivational Processes
  6. T. Martens & C. Metzger, Germany

  7. Transition to an international degree programme: Preparedness, first-year experiences and success of students of different nationalities
  8. E. Jansen, C. Suhre, & S. André, The Netherlands

  9. Study success in science bachelor programmes: predictive value of secondary school grades
  10. A. Koster, & N. Verhoeven, The Netherlands

  11. ‘Cutting Rough Diamonds’: The transition experiences First Generation Students in Higher Education
  12. J. Hope, United Kingdom

    Section 2: Transitions within higher education

  13. Transitions within university: Concepts and cases
  14. K. Trigwell, University of Sydney, Australia

  15. Student engagement and the transition from the first to second year in higher education
  16. V. Korhonen, M. Inkinen, M. Mattsson, & A. Toom, Finland

     

  17. The development of learning strategies in higher education: impact of gender and prior education
  18. G. Vanthournout, L. Catrysse, L. Coertjens, D. Gijbels & V. Donche, Belgium

  19. Insights into the experienced stress and self-regulation of learning of veterinary students in educational transition phases
  20. J. Laakkonen, & A. Nevgi, Finland

  21. Who succeeds at the university and how much time does it take? A longitudinal analysis at the University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  22. P. Spooren, & D. Mortelmans, Belgium

  23. Learning journeys and Master's literacies: Chinese first-degree students' transitions to postgraduate studies in the UK
  24. W. Zhao, P. Sangster, & D. Hounsell, United Kingdom

    Section 3: Transitions from higher education to the labour market

  25. Transition from higher education to the labour market: State of the art
  26. I. Grosemans, & E. Kyndt, Belgium

  27. The labour market’s requirements profiles for higher education graduates
  28. E. Braun & J-C. Brachem, Germany

  29. The transition from university to working life - An exploration of graduates’ perceptions of their academic competences
  30. T. Tuononen, A. Parpala & S. Lindblom-Ylänne, Finland

  31. How higher education may contribute to the development of graduates’ generic competences
  32. H. Knipprath, Belgium

  33. Enrolment of first-year students in knowledge domains: Unpacking transformative practices in three introductory courses
  34. C. Damşa, M. Nerland & K. Jensen, Norway

  35. Assessment of competences in knowledge work and object-bound collaboration during higher education courses

H. Muukkonen, M. Lakkala, A.Toom & L. Ilomäki, Finland

Conclusion

E. Kyndt, V. Donche, K. Trigwell, & S. Lindblom-Ylänne

About the Editors

Eva Kyndt is an assistant professor at the Research Group of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and Professional Learning at KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium.

Vincent Donche is an associate professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Training and Education Sciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Keith Trigwell is a professor of higher education at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Sari Lindblom-Ylänne is a professor of higher education at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

About the Series

New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction

New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction is published by Routledge in conjunction with EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction). The series publishes cutting edge international research focusing on all aspects of learning and instruction in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings. Titles published within the series take a broad and innovative approach to topical areas of research, are written by leading international researchers and are aimed at a research and post-graduate student audience.

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