Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa.

dc.contributor.authorArcher, Arleneen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-29T08:39:07Z
dc.date.available2014-07-29T08:39:07Z
dc.date.issued2009en_ZA
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Social Dynamics on 3 August 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02533950903076220.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the discourses that students draw on and propagate in a course on rural development in a first‐year engineering foundation programme. It looks at the way 'rural' is often constructed as 'lack' and therefore 'other', the dangers of constructing development as linear, the ways nostalgia and utopianism feed into discourses of development and how 'propriety' serves to maintain boundaries between nature and people, society and individuals. Different modes and media, coupled with the degree of regulation in the classroom, may enable alternate discourses to emerge or to be suppressed. This paper argues that the curriculum needs to engage with students' views in order to understand, interrogate and critique the kinds of realities they feed into.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationArcher, A. (2009). Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa. <i>Social Dynamics</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3348en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationArcher, Arlene "Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa." <i>Social Dynamics</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3348en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationArcher, A. 2009. Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa. Social Dynamics.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0253-3952en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Archer, Arlene AB - This paper examines the discourses that students draw on and propagate in a course on rural development in a first‐year engineering foundation programme. It looks at the way 'rural' is often constructed as 'lack' and therefore 'other', the dangers of constructing development as linear, the ways nostalgia and utopianism feed into discourses of development and how 'propriety' serves to maintain boundaries between nature and people, society and individuals. Different modes and media, coupled with the degree of regulation in the classroom, may enable alternate discourses to emerge or to be suppressed. This paper argues that the curriculum needs to engage with students' views in order to understand, interrogate and critique the kinds of realities they feed into. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Social Dynamics LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 SM - 0253-3952 T1 - Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa TI - Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3348 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/3348
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationArcher A. Invisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa. Social Dynamics. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3348.en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyCentre for Higher Education Developmenten_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceSocial Dynamicsen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076220
dc.titleInvisible landscapes: Students constructions of the social and the natural in an engineering course in South Africa.en_ZA
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