STARS Teach Toolkit for tutors
The first semester of study is a critical transition period for new students here at Western. Your students will have a successful transition to university if we, as a community of teachers and professional staff, support them in the four areas identified below (McInnis et al, 1995).
You can start by watching this short introductory video about Transition Pedagogy.
Then, explore the areas below to learn what you can do to support Western’s students.
How can we help students understand the expectations of their new academic environment?
How can we help students build a sense of purpose about their studies here at Western?
How can we help students to identify with being a ‘Uni student’ and becoming part of the Western’s culture?