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From senior student to novice worker: learning trajectories in political science, psychology and mechanical engineering.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
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2006 (English)In: Studies in Higher Education, ISSN 0307-5079, E-ISSN 1470-174X, Vol. 31, no 5, p. 569-586Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This longitudinal study focuses on the transition from higher education to working life. Research has hitherto described the transition in rather general terms, and there is still only limited knowledge about how graduates construe themselves as professionals, or how they experience the transition to the sociocultural contexts of working life. In this study, the transition is viewed as a trajectory between different communities of practice. Three different Master’s programmes at Linköping University are focused on and compared: political science, psychology and mechanical engineering. The specific aims are to: (i) identify aspects of identity and knowledge formation as reported by informants, both as...

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Abingdon, England: Routledge , 2006. Vol. 31, no 5, p. 569-586
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics; Work Integrated Learning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1992DOI: 10.1080/03075070600923400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1992DiVA, id: diva2:279171
Available from: 2009-12-02 Created: 2009-12-01 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
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Linköping: Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande, 2007. p. 74
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Linköping Studies in Education and Psychology, ISSN 1102-7517 ; 116
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Higher Education, Work life, Trajectories of learning, National comparisons, International comparisons, Juniro and senior students, Novice professionals
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics
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Available from: 2010-08-20 Created: 2010-08-20 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

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