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Paradigm and pedagogy: Transitional issues in English

University of the Free State
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  • Pedagogy
  • English Literature
  • Transition
  • Student Experience
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Philosophy


This article considers interview and questionnaire data collected in a large-scale study of students of English making the transition between sixth form and university and their teachers at both post-16 and university levels. Drawing on philosophical perspectives derived from Pierre Bourdieu, it discusses a set of issues surrounding curricular formations of English atpost-16 and higher education levels in the United Kingdom (UK) context. It identifies how curricular formations impact upon students' experiences and conceptualisations of subject, notions of pedagogy, and the relationship between students and teaching staff at the point of transition.

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