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ERIC Number: EJ817885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Learning through Transitions: The Role of Institutions
Zittoun, Tania
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v23 n2 p165-181 Jun 2008
In this paper two models are proposed for analysing transitions in education. Firstly, transitions are the processes that follow ruptures perceived by people. They include learning, identity change, and meaning making processes. Secondly, processes of change are observed through a semiotic prism, articulating self-other-object-sense of the object for self, and located in a specific social frame. Transitions are thus analysed as reconfigurations of such semiotic prism. The paper proposes to highlight the role of institutions as social frames likely to facilitate, or constrain, such reconfigurations. The role of institutions in transitions is discussed through three case studies: the transition to vocational training, the transition out of a religious school, and the transition to work at war-time. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.) [Abstract is presented in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland