How Do Students' Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?

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  • Source:
    Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v67 n2 p219-234 Feb 2014. 16 pp.
  • Accession Number:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-013-9659-z
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: service-ny@springer.com; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      0018-1560
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In this article we examine how students' accounts of the discipline of sociology change over the course of their undergraduate degrees. Based on a phenomenographic analysis of 86 interviews with 32 sociology and criminology students over the course of their undergraduate degrees, we constituted five different ways of accounting for sociology. These ranged from describing sociology as a form of personal development focused on developing the students' opinion to describing sociology as a partial way of studying the relations between people and society. The majority of students expressed more inclusive accounts of sociology over the course of their degrees. However, some students' accounts suggested they had become disengaged with sociology. We argue that the differences in the ways that students were disengaged were not captured by our phenomenographic categories. In conclusion, we argue that our analysis illustrates the crucial role that students' relations to knowledge play in understanding the transformative nature of higher education.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      68
    • Physical Description:
      16
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2014
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1036682
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ASHWIN, P.; ABBAS, A.; MCLEAN, M. How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees? Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, [s. l.], v. 67, n. 2, p. 219–234, 2014. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 17 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ashwin P, Abbas A, McLean M. How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees? Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning. 2014;67(2):219-234. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428. Accessed September 17, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ashwin, P., Abbas, A., & McLean, M. (2014). How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees? Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 67(2), 219–234. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ashwin, Paul, Andrea Abbas, and Monica McLean. 2014. “How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?” Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning 67 (2): 219–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Ashwin, P., Abbas, A. and McLean, M. (2014) ‘How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?’, Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 67(2), pp. 219–234. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 17 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ashwin, P, Abbas, A & McLean, M 2014, ‘How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?’, Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 219–234, viewed 17 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ashwin, Paul, et al. “How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?” Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, vol. 67, no. 2, Feb. 2014, pp. 219–234. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ashwin, Paul, Andrea Abbas, and Monica McLean. “How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees?” Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning 67, no. 2 (February 1, 2014): 219–34. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ashwin P, Abbas A, McLean M. How Do Students’ Accounts of Sociology Change over the Course of Their Undergraduate Degrees? Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning [Internet]. 2014 Feb 1 [cited 2019 Sep 17];67(2):219–34. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1036682&custid=s8280428