Putting transition at the centre of whole-of-curriculum transformation

  • Marcus O'Donnell University of Wollongong.
  • Margaret Wallace University of Wollongong
  • Anne Melano University of Wollongong
  • Romy Lawson University of Wollongong
  • Eeva Leinonen University of Wollongong


This paper describes the development of a model for institution-wide curriculum transformation at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Transition – a curriculum-integrated approach that enables a smooth, supported shift into and through higher education and a successful transition from the university to the world of work and lifelong learning – is one of three key principles at the heart of the UOW Curriculum Model. This paper focuses on transition as a whole-of-curriculum design principle and the way this principle informs the other elements of the UOW Curriculum Model. It aims to extend the concept of “transition pedagogy” developed by Kift and colleagues  and to show how it has been used to inform our larger project of curriculum renewal.


Aug 18, 2015
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O'DONNELL, Marcus et al. Putting transition at the centre of whole-of-curriculum transformation. Student Success, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 73-79, aug. 2015. ISSN 2205-0795. Available at: <https://studentsuccessjournal.org/article/view/295>. Date accessed: 24 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v6i2.295.
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