Transition from Second Level and Further Education to Higher Education – Uniquely, this research examines students’ experiences of the transition to higher education in Ireland and in so doing contributes to the growing knowledge and understanding of this important aspect of higher education in Ireland.

 

Drawing on the experiences of a sample of students in four Irish higher education institutions, the study examined to what extent early higher education students have been equipped with the skills, competencies and orientations they need to succeed. It also examined students’ perceptions of the differences in the teaching and learning context from their previous experiences at second level or further education.

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