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“Making sense of your life”. Upper Secondary Students on their University Studies
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2015 (English)In: NERA 2015 - Marketisation and Differentiation in Education: Abstract Book, 2015, 178-178 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
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The overall theme of this presentation is how especially highly motivated upper secondary students perceive and understand universities in general and university studies in particular. The presentation will contribute to the an understanding of university studies as part of a global change of education from the perspective of upper secondary students; moreover, it will address how such a change intertwines with the transformation of the elementary and upper secondary educational systems, and the evermore present and used ICTs in contemporary education. These changes in the formal educational system in general, and the challenges that imply for higher education in particular, will serve as a backdrop for the analysis of the interviews. IT will also be used in the concluding reflections on how higher education is perceived by a group of upper secondary students. The empirical material was collected by means of semi-structured interviews with six upper secondary students attending an international program in a school located in the southern part of the greater Stockholm area. Two main themes emerge from the analysis. The first concerns the reasons and motivations for enrolling in a university program. The second one relates to the expectations connected to studying at the university, a theme that to a large extent revolves around expectations on the teacher-student relationships; a relationship the participants regarded as paramount of the new educational context they were about to enter.

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2015. 178-178 p.
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Information Systems
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Information Society
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123915OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-123915DiVA: diva2:878559
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NERA 2015, the 43rd Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association, Gothenburg, Sweden, 4-6 March, 2015
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

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