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Aspects of Graduateness in Computing Students’ Narratives

Dziallas, Sebastian, Fincher, Sally (2016) Aspects of Graduateness in Computing Students’ Narratives. In: ICER 16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. . pp. 181-190. ISBN 978-1-4503-4449-4. (doi:10.1145/2960310.2960317) (KAR id:56841)

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In this paper, we explore graduates’ characterisations of their learning experiences at university and beyond. Using a narrative methodology, we elicited life stories from graduates of the School of Computing at the University of Kent. We initially review and situate our approach within the wide variety of existing narrative approaches. Then, we turn to an aspect of the student experience that struck us as particularly significant: the “year in industry”. We discuss the accounts of ten participants who completed a year in industry and highlight their perspectives of the effect it had on them. Finally, we propose a narrative construction of the concept of graduateness – of what it means to complete a university degree.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2960310.2960317
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: S. Dziallas
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 18:52 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
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