Extended programmes: widening participation by narrowing content

Dawn Reilly, Jing Luo, Wenxian Hetty Sun, Elizabeth Warren

Abstract


While the benefits of generic foundation years such as year zero on the Extended programmes including the efficient use of resources has been fully explored, in this piece we argue that a bespoke year zero design, with a focus on a narrower range of subject-specific topics enhances the experience of the students on our Extended programmes and is worth the investment.


Keywords


Business Education, Extended programmes, year zero, foundation year, widening participation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v13i1.1073

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