Addressing obstacles to success
Improving student completion, retention, and achievement in science modules in applied-health programmes.
From the project Addressing obstacles to success: Improving student completion, retention, and achievement in science modules in applied health programmes, with particular attention to Māori - a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project
Authors: Kelly Gibson-van Marrewijk, Rose Hipkins, Jane Stewart, Gudrun Dannenfeldt, Kevin Stewart, and Jackie McHaffie
'Addressing Obstacles to Success' was a two-year project that sought to address science achievement rates in applied-health undergraduate degree programmes at Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), with particular attention to Māori. Throughout their teaching careers, staff members at Wintec have heard many anecdotal stories about science being a “problem” for midwifery and nursing students.