Work in progress: can Bourdieu's Habitus provide a theoretical framework for engineering education research?

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Devine, Jo. 2012. "Work in progress: can Bourdieu's Habitus provide a theoretical framework for engineering education research?" 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012): Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education . Seattle, United States 03 - 06 Oct 2012 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462386
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Work in progress: can Bourdieu's Habitus provide a theoretical framework for engineering education research?

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AuthorDevine, Jo
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012)
ERA Conference ID42827
Number of Pages2
Year2012
Place of PublicationUnited States
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2012.6462386
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Conference/Event42nd ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2012): Soaring to New Heights in Engineering Education
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Abstract

This paper explores the use of Bourdieu's Theory of
Habitus as a theoretical framework for a PhD study on the
dispositions enabling non-traditional students to succeed in their first year of engineering studies. It provides a review of Bourdieu's sociological Theory of Habitus and the application of this framework to higher education settings and in particular to engineering education.
Bourdieu's theory of Habitus provides a framework for exploring and analyzing the behavior of individuals within a particular environment. It can provide insight into the behavior, and subsequent academic performance, of an increasingly diverse student cohort in the Australian higher education system.
Bourdieu's theory offers researchers the opportunity to
understand the complexity of human interactions within the
education system. Moreover it is currently an underutilized tool for developing research methodologies as well as providing a framework for subsequent analysis.

KeywordsBourdieu; habitus; disposition; student diversity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390113. Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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