Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education

 

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dc.contributor.author Allie, Saalih en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Armien, Mogamat Noor en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Burgoyne, Nicolette en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Case, Jennifer M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Collier-Reed, Brandon I en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Craig, Tracy S en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Deacon, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Duncan M en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Geyer, Zulpha en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Cecilia en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Jawitz, Jeff en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kloot, Bruce en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kotta, Linda en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Langdon, Genev en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T14:02:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T14:02:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Allie, S., Armien, M., Burgoyne, N., Case, J., Collier-Reed, B., Craig, T., Deacon, A., Fraser, D., et al. 2009. Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education. African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1469-5898 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8833
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education on 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03043790902989457. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we propose that learning in engineering involves taking on the discourse of an engineering community, which is intimately bound up with the identity of being a member of that community. This leads to the notion of discursive identity, which emphasises that students' identities are constituted through engaging in discourse. This view of learning implies that success in engineering studies needs to be defined with particular reference to the sorts of identities that students develop and how these relate to identities in the world of work. In order to achieve successful learning in engineering, we need to recognise the multiple identities held by our students, provide an authentic range of engineering-related activities through which students can develop engineering identities and make more explicit key aspects of the discourse of engineering of which lecturers are tacitly aware. We include three vignettes to illustrate how some of the authors of this paper (from across three different institutions) have applied this perspective of learning in their teaching practice. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03043790902989457 en_ZA
dc.subject engineering education en_ZA
dc.subject student learning en_ZA
dc.subject discourse en_ZA
dc.subject identity en_ZA
dc.subject participation en_ZA
dc.title Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Academic Development Programme (ADP) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Allie, S., Armien, M. N., Burgoyne, N., Case, J. M., Collier-Reed, B. I., Craig, T. S., ... Langdon, G. (2009). Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education. <i>African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8833 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Allie, Saalih, Mogamat Noor Armien, Nicolette Burgoyne, Jennifer M Case, Brandon I Collier-Reed, Tracy S Craig, Andrew Deacon, et al "Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education." <i>African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8833 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Allie S, Armien MN, Burgoyne N, Case JM, Collier-Reed BI, Craig TS, et al. Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education. African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8833. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Allie, Saalih AU - Armien, Mogamat Noor AU - Burgoyne, Nicolette AU - Case, Jennifer M AU - Collier-Reed, Brandon I AU - Craig, Tracy S AU - Deacon, Andrew AU - Fraser, Duncan M AU - Geyer, Zulpha AU - Jacobs, Cecilia AU - Jawitz, Jeff AU - Kloot, Bruce AU - Kotta, Linda AU - Langdon, Genev AB - In this paper, we propose that learning in engineering involves taking on the discourse of an engineering community, which is intimately bound up with the identity of being a member of that community. This leads to the notion of discursive identity, which emphasises that students' identities are constituted through engaging in discourse. This view of learning implies that success in engineering studies needs to be defined with particular reference to the sorts of identities that students develop and how these relate to identities in the world of work. In order to achieve successful learning in engineering, we need to recognise the multiple identities held by our students, provide an authentic range of engineering-related activities through which students can develop engineering identities and make more explicit key aspects of the discourse of engineering of which lecturers are tacitly aware. We include three vignettes to illustrate how some of the authors of this paper (from across three different institutions) have applied this perspective of learning in their teaching practice. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - African Journal of Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education KW - engineering education KW - student learning KW - discourse KW - identity KW - participation LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 SM - 1469-5898 T1 - Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education TI - Learning as acquiring a discursive identity through participation in a community: improving student learning in engineering education UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8833 ER - en_ZA


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