Content beyond Vocational Skills: the Broader Spectrum of Students' Socialisation

Bocsi, Veronika (2021) Content beyond Vocational Skills: the Broader Spectrum of Students' Socialisation. PAPERS IN ARTS AND HUMANITIES, 1 (2). pp. 68-88. ISSN 2784-143X

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The goals of this paper are to reveal the process of institutional effects in higher education and to identify those components that can be classified as being beyond vocational skills. The topicality of this analysis is embedded in the transformation of universities, which can create a new framework for students’ socialization process. Two different methods were used during our research: a questionnaire with students (N = 1502) on a nationwide sample in Hungary and 31 interviews with lecturers. According to our empirical findings, the effects of higher education are very complex, and vocational elements are not the only content that is transmitted. Students can perceive the components of moral effects at a high level, and general knowledge has acquired great importance, too. With the help of the lecturers’ interviews, we can identify the most important aims of the teaching process, which extend beyond the vocational elements, and at the same time, the barriers to and possibilities offered by this transmission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, students’ socialization, institutional effects, vocational skills, lecturers
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LB Theory and practice of education / oktatás elmélete és gyakorlata > LB2300 Higher Education / felsőoktatás
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 12:34
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 12:34

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