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Learning for an unknown context: a comparative case study on some Swedish and Polish political science students’ experiences of the transition from university to working life
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
2008 (English)In: Compare, ISSN 0305-7925, E-ISSN 1469-3623, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 219-231Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This comparative small-scale (Swedish and Polish sample) longitudinal qualitative study investigates political science students' conceptions of their studies, their future profession and their workplace learning. The students (10 in Sweden and 11 in Poland) were interviewed twice, first when they were at the end of their studies and a second time when they had worked for approximately one year. The questions asked were designed to try to understand the transition from higher education to work life. The results indicate that they bring with them a set of academic generic skills from their education when they enter working life. Furthermore, the students in the two countries have very different perceptions of the subject Political Science, and the expectations they have regarding their studies and future working life also differ considerably.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
British Association for International and Comparative Education , 2008. Vol. 38, no 2, p. 219-231
Keyword [en]
generic skills; workplace learning; transition from higher education to working life; discourse analysis
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Pedagogy
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics; Work Integrated Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1868DOI: 10.1080/03057920701582764OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1868DiVA, id: diva2:274710
Available from: 2009-10-30 Created: 2009-10-30 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Broad Entrance - Vague Exit: The trajectory of Political Science students through higher education into work life
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Broad Entrance - Vague Exit: The trajectory of Political Science students through higher education into work life
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Linköping: Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande, 2007. p. 74
Series
Linköping Studies in Education and Psychology, ISSN 1102-7517 ; 116
Keyword
Higher Education, Work life, Trajectories of learning, National comparisons, International comparisons, Juniro and senior students, Novice professionals
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-2624 (URN)
Available from: 2010-08-20 Created: 2010-08-20 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

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