Learning through reactions: The social designation of institutional cultural code-curricula

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Universities can from the student?s point of view be seen as places of learning an explicit curriculum of a particular discipline. From a fieldwork among physicist students at the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark, I argue that the learning of cultural code-curricula in higher educational institutions designate in ambiguous ways. I argue claim that students also have to learn institutional cultural codes, which are not the explicit curricula presented in textbooks, but a socially designated cultural code-curricula learned through everyday interactions at the university institutes. I further argue that this code-curriculum is learned through what I shall term indefinite learning processes, which are mainly pre-discursive to the newcomer
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBody and Learning : Learning Lab Anthology
EditorsTheresa Schilhab, Malou Juelskjær, THomas Moser
Place of publicationKbh
PublisherDanmarks Pædagogiske Universitets Forlag
Publication year2007
ISBN (print)978-87-7684-217-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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