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Masculinities and social class in conceptualisations of the engineering mechanics programme
King's College London, London, UK.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6413-6538
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Engineering educations are currently being transformed, both to attract new groups of students (e.g. women) and to provide the students with broader skill-sets than those traditionally included in engineering educations (e.g. team working skills). In this study we explore how students understand the educational opportunities provided by a particular engineering education, namely bachelor Engineering Mechanics Programme (EMP), with a particular focus on how the perceived opportunities are related to class and gender. The empirical data consists of engineering education websites, interviews with EMP students, and video-diaries recorded by the interviewed students. In the analysis of the websites four different, potential engineering identity positions were discerned: The engineer as a traditional technologist, the engineer as a contemporary technologist, the responsible engineer, and the self-made engineer. The initial analysis of the interviews and video-diaries bring tensions between practical and theoretical/analytical aspects of engineering to the fore, and we use two case studies of interviewed students to illustrate how these students nagivate the theory/practice dichotomy and the various identity positions available within the EMP.

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Dublin, 2017.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-138671DiVA, id: diva2:1136313
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European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Dublin, Ireland, Aug 21-25, 2017
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EPIK
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Swedish Research CouncilAvailable from: 2017-08-27 Created: 2017-08-27 Last updated: 2021-11-23Bibliographically approved

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