ERIC Number: EJ1111055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning to Learn in Higher Education: Developing a "Modus Vivendi"
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v35 n3 p254-269 2016
This paper examines the ways in which learning in higher education can influence a person's modus vivendi or way of life. The cases of three individuals following transition to higher education from an apprenticeship in England are presented. Data from individual interviews were analysed according to approaches to reflexivity. In all three cases, the findings show changes to practice in various areas of life and work, which in turn prompted them to revisit their initial concerns. The modus vivendi was influenced by different approaches to reflexivity in addition to new concerns or tensions that arose. Also permeating lived experiences were the role of networks (both personal and at work) and the enjoyment of higher level learning that could act as pivotal enablements or constraints.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Life Style, Semi Structured Interviews, Apprenticeships, Correlation, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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