One of the big challenges for any learner in life is moving and changing from one educational context to the next. The National Forum’s first enhancement theme was ‘Teaching for Transitions’. This discourse on transitions, led by many across the sector, has renewed our focus on the underpinning values of education: the cultivation of the intellect, the development of the person, the ambition for each student that they live rich and fulfilling lives, and the focus on generating in each learner a strong sense of autonomy and agency.
There are important things to consider as we pave the way, create the supports and spot the opportunities to make transitions in and through higher education work as well as they can. We need to consider what we have learned from the wide range of activities associated with this first enhancement theme. The following summarises these into ‘10 things we have learned’.