hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Methods to study the influence of recruiting campaigns on pupils’ notions of technology and technology education
University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för elektronik. (Teknikdidaktik)
University of Gävle, Department of Technology and Built Environment, Ämnesavdelningen för elektronik. (Teknikdidaktik)
2009 (English)In: Strengthening the Position of Technology Education in the Curriculum: Proceedings PATT 22 Conference / [ed] Arien Bekker, Ilja Mottier, Marc J. de Vries, 2009, 270-278 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper will discuss the methodology to be used in a newly started Ph.D. study about the Image of the Engineering Student and Engineering. The aim of the study is to deconstruct the images of the engineering student and the engineering profession occurring in recruiting campaigns of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The campaigns can be seen as a part of a discourse. According to Foucault, a discourse is statements more or less uniformly produced. In the Foucault concept, the practice is also of interest in the context. Practice can be described as human activities which bring forth what can be said within a certain institution, e.g., the Royal Institute of Technology. There is no strict boundary between the discourse and the practice, and, hence, the concept discoursive practice will be useful to describe the under-lying restrictions and possibilities of what can be said and done within a practice.

The campaigns are parts of an ongoing larger pedagogic project with the purpose of influencing young people’s notions of technology and technology education. According to Foucault, power is strictly nothing more than its exercise which is practised by control and administrative techniques. In this context, power is brought to the campaigns. This fact does not mean that individuals are victimised by the influence of campaigns, but, nevertheless, they have to act against or adjust to the discourse to which they are exposed.

A suitable methodical approach to the subject implies content analysis and discourse analysis. In this paper, suitable tools and variables for the analysis will be discussed. For example, significant variables are gender and technical specialization in an engineering profession or engineering education. The variables will be organised in a coding system. Other types of variables which will be coded are themes. In this respect, socio-economic status is an example of a relevant theme, which possibly has to be divided into sub-themes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 270-278 p.
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-4495OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-4495DiVA: diva2:219605
Conference
PATT-22 Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, August 24-28 2009
Available from: 2009-05-28 Created: 2009-05-28 Last updated: 2011-08-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://www.tnw.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=60763a45-a56b-4742-9ba1-5273b884a1b6&lang=en&binary=/doc/49.Kingdon_and_Nordlander_PATT_22.pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kingdon, PatriciaNordlander, Edvard
By organisation
Ämnesavdelningen för elektronik
Didactics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 30 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf