Universities fail to meet student’s expectations from schools

Thursday 26th June, 10:20 to 11:00
Friday 27th June, 14:40 to 15:20

Room: ECG-26/27

University is not school, and university lecturers are not teachers. The transition from school to university is often difficult for students.  For many university lecturers, there is an assumption that schools fail to prepare students for the transition to university with students struggling to work and think independently.

With increased university tuition fees comes the heightened expectations of students.  With the school curriculum now characterised by active and collaborative learning and the use of technologies, is it really the case that it is the universities that are ill-prepared and fail to meet student’s heightened expectations?

Participants will hear from a school, college and university perspective on this controversial issue and the panel will be chaired by Pro-vice chancellor Ian Dunn.


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