Extended programmes: widening participation by narrowing content

Authors

  • Dawn Reilly University of Greenwich
  • Jing Luo University of Greenwich
  • Wenxian Hetty Sun University of Greenwich
  • Elizabeth Warren University of Greenwich

DOI:

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

Keywords:

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

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.

References

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Harwood, D. (2016) ‘Extended science: a powerful tool in widening participation.’ Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 10. ISSN: 1759-667X Available at: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/263 (Accessed: 20 December 2019).

Pearce, H., Campbell, A., Craig, T., le Roux, P., Nathoo, K. and Vicatos, E. (2015) ‘The articulation between the mainstream and extended degree programmes in engineering at the University of Capetown: reflections and possibilities.’ South African Journal of Higher Education, 29(1), 150-163. Available at: https://journals.co.za/content/high/29/1/EJC172793 (Accessed: 20 December 2019).

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Published

2020-02-10

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Opinion Pieces