ERIC Number: EJ812434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Border Crossing and Enculturation into Higher Education Science and Engineering Learning Communities
Clark, Jim; Dodd, Dave; Coll, Richard K.
Research in Science & Technological Education, v26 n3 p323-334 Nov 2008
Two earlier papers in this special issue detail staff and student perceptions of their higher education science and engineering learning communities for the New Zealand university and polytechnic sectors (Campbell et al. 2008; Cronje and Coll 2008). These findings suggest the students in these communities gradually come to share some of the views and values of the learning community as a whole; we can argue they become gradually "enculturated" into this learning community. The extent to which this happens, how it happens and the implications are considered here. The research findings suggest students are rapidly enculturated into their higher education learning communities and quickly take on board the culture developed by lecturers and tutors.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Acculturation, School Culture, Student Adjustment, Communities of Practice, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand