Crossing the threshold: when transition becomes troublesome for A-level students

Dunn, M. J. (2019) Crossing the threshold: when transition becomes troublesome for A-level students. Education and Health, 37 (1). pp. 24-30. ISSN 2049-3665

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The purpose of this paper is to present an original approach to considering some of the challenges of acclimatising to A-level study from the perspective of students, through the theoretical lens of the Threshold Concept Framework (Meyer & Land, 2003). I argue that focusing on threshold concepts in A-level specifications provides unique insight into some of the causes of students’ cognitive and affective emotional difficulties. Furthermore, this approach provides a structure through which teachers can explore ways of designing effective pedagogical approaches to supporting students through this troublesome journey whilst maximising their academic progress.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Matthew Dunn. This is the final published version an article in open access journal Education and Health. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Threshold concepts Secondary schools education
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Dr Matthew Dunn
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 15:38
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 14:20

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