Mind the gap: Helping students make the step up from Secondary Education
Making the step from Secondary Education to Higher Education can be more of a daunting leap for many students.
The challenges of academic writing can cause many students considerable stress, feeling unprepared for study including critical reading, researching and essay writing at the level required in Higher Education.
Earle Abrahamson, Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy and Jonathan Mann, English for Academic Purposes Tutor from the University of East London will discuss the gap that exists between the ability of students to write academically when they enter university and the work they are doing to develop that ability so that their students can thrive in Higher Education.
Duration: 45 minutes, plus 15 minutes for Q&A
Earle Abrahamson is a senior lecturer in sports therapy. He is also the national chair of the Massage Training Institute, Vice-Chair of the General Council for Sport Tissue Therapists, and sits on the professional board for soft tissue therapy at the Complementary and Natural Health Care council. He is an internationally published author, therapist, psychologist, educator and teaching fellow.
Jonathan Mann teaches English for Academic Purposes at the University of East London. He is a researcher, editor and promoter. In addition to this, he researches learning and teaching in Higher Education, focusing on academic writing development and online feedback.
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