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dc.contributor.authorVågan, André
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-29T12:35:19Z
dc.date.available2012-01-19T03:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-19
dc.identifier.citationVågan, A. (2011). Towards a Sociocultural Perspective on Identity Formation in Education. Mind, culture and activity, 18 (1), 43-57en_US
dc.identifier.issnPrint: 1074-9039
dc.identifier.issnOnline: 1532-7884
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 529281
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/644
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses a sociocultural approach to processes of identity that has implications for how we understand learning and identity formation in education. Focusing on the socially constructed and culturally figured nature of language, tools, and interactions in learning contexts, this approach assists in the appreciation of how students navigate through and develop an understanding of themselves in different educational contexts. To this end, reference is made to Wortham’s work on interactional positioning in narratives and the work of Holland and colleagues on figured worlds. Wortham provides the tools for a systematic analysis of how individuals construct their identities by positioning themselves in discursive interaction. Holland and colleagues alert us to the cultural shaping of such positioning in cultural worlds and the artifacts mediating identity formation. To explore the potential of combining these lenses, a case study is described involving a series of interviews with medical students about their self-perceptions in two contexts of clinical training. The case study highlights how different worlds and identities are formed in these educational contexts.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMind, culture and activity;18 (1)
dc.subjectIdentity formationen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.subjectSocioculturalen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Pedagogiske fag: 280::Fagdidaktikk: 283en_US
dc.titleTowards a Sociocultural Perspective on Identity Formation in Educationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionThis is an electronic version of an article published in Mind, Culture and Activity (2011), 18 (1). Mind, Culture and Activity is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/. Original article is available at URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10749031003605839en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/644/2/529281post.pdf
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10749031003605839
dc.embargo.terms2012-01-19


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