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ERIC Number: EJ1110806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Being and Becoming a College Student: Pedagogy as Rite of Passage
Wolf, Thia; Loker, William M.; Ertle, Ellie; Justus, Zach; Kelly, April
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v48 n3 p6-12 2016
The college years are meant to be transformative for traditional-aged students who come into university as adolescents and leave as emerging adults. Pedagogy can play an active role in moving students through this transition by providing "ritual" occasions for students to practice their emerging identities. Public Sphere Pedagogy provides a context for bringing diverse students into the academic culture of the university through linking scholarly research to pressing public issues and requiring that students place themselves and their research in the broader context of a public sphere of peers, faculty, and community members. Public Sphere Pedagogy at California State University, Chico, has a track record of encouraging student persistence, enhancing academic engagement and strengthening students' sense of civic identity and efficacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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