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ERIC Number: EJ777338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Work-Based Higher Degrees: Responding to the Knowledge Needs of Chemical Engineers
Winberg, Christine
Journal of Education and Work, v20 n4 p319-334 Sep 2007
University-workplace partnerships are strategies increasingly called for in higher education. This article reports on collaborative knowledge production between employed professional chemical engineers (registered for higher degrees) and their university-based supervisors (researchers in the field of chemical engineering). The study draws on a language of description, developed by Basil Bernstein, for understanding knowledge discourses and structures, the movement or "recontextualisation" of knowledge from one domain to another and the role of knowledge in potential and actual practice. These concepts are used to analyse the ways in which knowledge production in partnerships between academic and professional engineers was enabled or constrained. (Contains 1 table.) [Work on this article was funded by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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