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An analysis of pupil concerns regarding transition into higher education.

Zarb, Mark; Siegel, Angela A.


Mark Zarb

Angela A. Siegel


Alexandra Ioana Cristea

Ig Ibert Bittencourt

Fernanda Lima


Transitioning to higher education is often a stressful experience, with incoming students facing similar issues year after year. This chapter presents two years of data collection regarding the concerns of Computing secondary school pupils when considering their upcoming transition into the first year of higher education. Over the twoyear period, it can be seen that pupils continue to demonstrate concerns regarding topics related to money, jobs and course achievement as opposed to those related to environment or social issues. The consistency between relative areas of concern over the two years is striking, further suggesting that an understanding of these issues might help higher education institutions to better support their incoming students.

Start Date Mar 20, 2017
Publication Date Aug 4, 2018
Print ISSN 1865-0929
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Pages 3-16
Series Title Communications in computer and information science
Series Number 832
Series ISSN 1865-0929
ISBN 9783319979335
Institution Citation ZARB, M. and SIEGEL, A.A. 2018. An analysis of pupil concerns regarding transition into higher education. In Cristea, A.I., Bittencourt, I.I. and Lima, F. (eds.) Revised selected papers from the proceedings of the 1st Higher education for all international workshop on social, semantic, adaptive and gamification techniques and technologies for distance learning (HEFA 2017): from challenges to novel technology-enhanced solutions, 20-24 March 2017, MaceiĆ³, Brazil. Communications in computer and information science, 832. Cham: Springer [online], pages 3-16. Available from:
Keywords Higher education; Secondary school pupils; Computing; Issues; Concerns


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