Living and learning: students' talk and advice in university culture

Brooks, K. (2008) Living and learning: students' talk and advice in university culture. In: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Social Policy and So, , ed. (2008) University life uncovered: Making sense of the student experience. SWAP, pp. 34-43. ISBN 9780854328901 Available from:

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This paper discusses students’ talk about their expectations and experiences of living and learning at university. Drawing on two qualitative research projects at the University of the West of England, this paper considers how a discursive analysis approach to students talk offers new ways of conceptualising the student experience, namely, the ways in which students draw on and invest in what can be termed, ‘modalities of learning’. The paper will then go on to introduce four key ‘modalities’ and highlight the implications those modalities have for both the theory and practice of teaching and learning.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:students, learning, modalities, investment, discourse
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:12982
Deposited By: K. Brooks
Deposited On:24 Nov 2010 17:46
Last Modified:05 Dec 2016 14:19

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