Making sense of curriculum: the transition into science and engineering university programmes

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Author: Ulriksen, Lars; Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup; Madsen, Lene Moller


Research on students' transition, retention and experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has increasingly focused on identity formation and on students' integration in the study programmes. However, studies focusing on the role of the curriculum in this process at the level of higher education are scarce. The present article analyses how the students' transition into STEM higher education and their construction of a disciplinary identity is affected by the design of the curriculum. Twenty students entering a STEM higher education programme were followed...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Participation; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: University; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Curriculum; Perception; Opinion

Geographic subjects: Denmark; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 3

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 423-440

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Lars Ulriksen, Henriette T. Holmegaard, Lene Moller Madsen

Special issue: Transition to higher education: an international perspective

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.55

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