|Author(s)||P. Nimal and W. Lahaye|
|Editor||A. Ross, Learning for Democratic Europe|
The first year of higher education (particularly at a university) is a real challenge for most of the students attending university for the first time. They are faced with multiple changes ranging from adaptation to a new way of life - a more impersonal one where spacio-temporal guidelines have to be developed, where the access to autonomy may be experienced in a more or less successful way - to the learning of pedagogic modalities different from those applied in secondary education; a larger number of students; a more distant relationship with teachers; abstract and more extended curriculum content; less explicit evaluation criteria, etc.