A social and academic transition strategy to enhance the first-year experience of youth studies students

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Abstract

An innovative icebreaker initiative - 'classroom karaoke' - was deployed at the beginning of a first-year undergraduate course in youth studies at an Australian university. The study used karaoke as a social and academic transition strategy to enhance students' first-year experience at university. Students responded positively to this lecture-based social integration tool and reported that it made the learning environment less threatening, reduced anxiety and encouraged student interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalYouth Studies Australia
Volume31
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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A social and academic transition strategy to enhance the first-year experience of youth studies students. / Baker, Sarah.

In: Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.03.2012, p. 25-33.

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