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Studenthood and identification: higher education as a liminal transitional space



Field J & Morgan-Klein N (2010) Studenthood and identification: higher education as a liminal transitional space. In: Merrill B & Armstrong P (eds.) SCUTREA: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference. 40th Annual SCUTREA Conference, University of Warwick, UK, 06.07.2010-08.07.2010. Warick, UK: University of Warwick.

This paper provides a conceptual discussion of studenthood as a way of understanding the ways in which student identities are related to participation and retention. Studenthood refers here to the variety of different ways in which registering for an education programme is implicated in people’s sense of who they are. The paper explores the potential of Turner's concept of liminal status for the analysis of non-traditional participation in higher education

Higher education; Lifelong learning; Liminality; Widening participation; Mature students; Adult education; Liminality; Creative thinking Study and teaching; Teacher-student relationships

Publication date31/07/2010
Publication date online01/05/2010
PublisherUniversity of Warwick
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Place of publicationWarick, UK
Conference40th Annual SCUTREA Conference
Conference locationUniversity of Warwick, UK

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Professor John Field

Professor John Field

Emeritus Professor, Education