• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It aims to help students make the transition into undergraduate level study. It is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programs.

Experiences of Entering Higher Education
Experiences of entering higher education

Chapter 1: I never thought I'd be here, but here I am

This chapter provides case studies of teaching assistants entering higher education, focusing on how students arrive at college or university, and their feelings at confronting study at an undergraduate level. Through the case studies you will evaluate motivations, apprehensions and your prior experiences, including your work as a teaching assistant in schools.

Chapter 2: Preparing for your course

By considering some of the initial experiences of other teaching assistants in their early steps in higher education, strategies are conveyed that you may employ in confronting your own challenges. For example, how did students persuade school managers to agree to day-release to attend a course? Or, how ...

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