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Methodomania
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2013 (English)In: Transformations in research, higher education and the academic market: The breakdown of scientific thought / [ed] Sharon Rider, Ylva Hasselberg & Alexandra Waluszewski, Dordrecht: Springer, 2013, 1, 157-170 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The first essay in this section studies the academization of vocational and professional trainings. It has long been thought that bringing preciously nonacademic occupational training programmes into the academy would increase both the quality and status of that training. Nursing’s and teaching’s trainings were among the first such programmes to be integrated into the university and construed as “sciences” in their own right. The academization process has since then expanded exponentially, today including accredited tertiary-education courses and programmes in golf coaching and pet-store management. Concurrent with the trend of academization of occupational training, we can see a de-academization of traditional subjects, as these are required to take into consideration the market requirements and consumer demands. The result is that tendencies merge in a homogenized form of academic organization and academic practice. The mass university requires flexible and manageable solutions. These usually take the form of standardized routines with regard to methods and forms of presentation, which are taught through the use of standardized manuals and handbooks. The author describes how the focus on method, design and disposition in the composition of essays and reports alters what the student is taught about scientific method and therefore how he conceives of it.

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Dordrecht: Springer, 2013, 1. 157-170 p.
Series
Higher Education Dynamics, ISSN 1571-0378 ; 39
Keyword [en]
Self-understanding of science and scholarship, Training in scientific thinking, Trends in higher education policy, Trends in research policy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12742DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5249-8_11ISBN: 978-94-007-5248-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12742DiVA: diva2:548479
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-30 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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