Work in progress: can Bourdieu's Habitus provide a theoretical framework for engineering education research?

Devine, Jo (2012) Work in progress: can Bourdieu's Habitus provide a theoretical framework for engineering education research? In: 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012): Soaring to new Heights in Engineering Education, 3-6 Oct 2012, Seattle, WA. United States.

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Abstract

This paper explores the use of Bourdieu's Theory of
Habitus as a theoretical framework for a PhD study on the
dispositions enabling non-traditional students to succeed in their first year of engineering studies. It provides a review of Bourdieu's sociological Theory of Habitus and the application of this framework to higher education settings and in particular to engineering education.
Bourdieu's theory of Habitus provides a framework for exploring and analyzing the behavior of individuals within a particular environment. It can provide insight into the behavior, and subsequent academic performance, of an increasingly diverse student cohort in the Australian higher education system.
Bourdieu's theory offers researchers the opportunity to
understand the complexity of human interactions within the
education system. Moreover it is currently an underutilized tool for developing research methodologies as well as providing a framework for subsequent analysis.


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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 00:12
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 05:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bourdieu; habitus; disposition; student diversity
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/FIE.2012.6462386
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22610

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