ASSESSING PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF TRANSITIONAL CHANGE THROUGH STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE
Keywords:Student Development, personal growth, choice personal experience.
Nature: Personal growth depends upon the choice of the experience a person chooses for herself/himself. This scientific study is looking into the life experience of the students, experiencingin their learning development stage.
Purpose: This paper is about the importance and purpose students attribute, to their learning and experiences, in their post-secondary development phase. The grounded on Schlossberg's Transition theory and to understand the implication of Sanford’s Challenge and supportthe theory. It is an attempt to know that how students experience their development during their university life.
Methodology: Two Pakistani students as case studies were interviewed, studying in Chineseuniversities.The thematicdata analysis technique was used to analyze the qualitative data.
Findings: Preliminary findings indicate that students can not properly recognize their development even at their higher education level and they don’t name or can recognize it. They lack the recognition power in their life study experiences.
Implications: This study helps the educators, teachers, trainers to understand the students’ learning developmentin universities and also in developing their teaching philosophy to improve the students in recognition of their development during higher education level. This study implies the importance of learning experience for students to help in identifying their self-recognition in a transition phase.