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A Study of Graduate Students in an Astrophysics Bridging Year: Identifying Contradictions in a Complex System
written by Victoria Nwosu, Saalih Allie, Dedra Demaree, and Andrew Deacon
Black South African students who transfer from "Historically Black Universities" to the National Graduate Program in Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Cape Town often struggle academically. While our previous studies focused on student epistemology and went some way towards understanding student under-performance it became clear that broader socio-cultural and systemic issues were playing critical roles. Using Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) as a theoretical perspective we (a) characterized the broader context as an Activity System and (b) identified the four main types of systemic contradictions as proposed by the theory.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 298-301
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10.1063/1.4789711
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01.40.Ha
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CHAT, PERC 2012
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V. Nwosu, S. Allie, D. Demaree, and A. Deacon, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12837&DocID=3370).
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V. Nwosu, S. Allie, D. Demaree, and A. Deacon, A Study of Graduate Students in an Astrophysics Bridging Year: Identifying Contradictions in a Complex System, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12837&DocID=3370>.
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Nwosu, V., Allie, S., Demaree, D., & Deacon, A. (2012, August 1-2). A Study of Graduate Students in an Astrophysics Bridging Year: Identifying Contradictions in a Complex System. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12837&DocID=3370
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Nwosu, V, S. Allie, D. Demaree, and A. Deacon. "A Study of Graduate Students in an Astrophysics Bridging Year: Identifying Contradictions in a Complex System." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12837&DocID=3370 (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Nwosu, Victoria, Saalih Allie, Dedra Demaree, and Andrew Deacon. "A Study of Graduate Students in an Astrophysics Bridging Year: Identifying Contradictions in a Complex System." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 298-301 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 12 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12837&DocID=3370>.
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