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dc.contributor.authorCase, Jennifer M.
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Delia
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T08:30:15Z
dc.date.available2017-11-13T08:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationCase, J.M. & Marshall, D. (2016) Bringing together knowledge and capabilities: a case study of engineering graduates. Higher Education, 71: 819-833en_US
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-015-9932-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/3265
dc.description.abstractIn contemporary times there is a renewed focus on the purposes of university education in science or engineering, especially inemerging economycontexts like South Africa where the massification of higher education is in its early stages. The contributions by Muller (High Educ 70(3):409–416, 2015) and Walker (High Educ 70(3):417–425,2015) both recognise the crucial importance of expanding epistemological access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, but their visions offer different emphases on howto proceed.Muller (2015) argues for the centring of disciplinary knowledge, while forWalker (2015) it is the concerns of society that should be central. In this article we argue that both of these are partial answers.We draw on a longitudinal study with ten South African engineering graduates, who were interviewed both in their third year and then approximately a decade later. Our analysis shows how the engagement with disciplinary knowledge is at the heart of the shaping of ‘graduateness’. Thus we argue for a coming together of the two perspectives in this issue towards a nuanced perspective on graduateness that recognises the significance of disciplinary knowledge but that also holds a space for the development of student agency in higher education.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.rightsThis is the author-version of the article published online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-015-9932-4
dc.subjectKnowledgeen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectEngineering educationen_US
dc.subjectCurriculumen_US
dc.subjectGraduatenessen_US
dc.titleBringing together knowledge and capabilities: a case study of engineering graduatesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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