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ERIC Number: ED568627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Becoming a Student: The Liminal Experience
Potgieter, Amanda S.
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
Research on the transition of students into Academia has previously focused on intelligence and effort as determinants of success. In this article I will argue that the liminal experience of transition into the academic environment is enhanced by multi-logic spaces where curiosity and focus are key attributes of the academic literacy classroom. In this educative nurturing space the mentor-lecturer and her students engage meaningfully and with academic curiosity with socially rich experiential learning. Monological teaching disregards the voices that should be heard in the multi-logical classroom where the mentor-lecturer encourages constructivist interaction between herself, students as well as reading texts and student generated writing. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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