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Teaching for transition and diversity


Teaching across learning and teaching cultures

Transitioning to tertiary study can be confronting and challenging for all students. They have to become familiar with a new culture of learning and teaching, and the language and culture of their discipline area.

Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds face particular challenges as they are often dealing with all of this in an alternative language.

This resource gives you practical advice, strategies and resources to enhance the academic transition of your student. It covers the following:

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Learning shock

How to ease the transition to academic study

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Understand the differences in students' educational backgrounds

Teacher thinking

How to deliver classes to diverse groups

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Belonging and student engagement

Engaging students actively in the classroom

Assessment papers
Assessment for learning

Making assessment tasks work for you and your students

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Academic integrity

How to support students to understand and apply academic integrity