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The Adult Student and Flexible Higher Education. by Professor Anne Marie Støkken Eucen Bergen Conference 29.April 2005. The Adult, Flexible Student. A research project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research 2003 -2006 Project administration: Vox

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The adult student and flexible higher education

The Adult Student and Flexible Higher Education

by Professor Anne Marie Støkken

Eucen Bergen Conference 29.April 2005


The adult flexible student
The Adult, Flexible Student

  • A research project funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

  • 2003 -2006

  • Project administration: Vox

  • Members of the research group:

  • Professor Gunnar Grepperud, UiT

  • Researcher Wenche M. Rønning, NTNU

  • Professor Anne Marie Støkken, AUC



Characteristics of the distant student role
Characteristics of the Distant Student Role students

  • The importanse of the household and the workplace as learning arenas

  • Triple work

  • Flexibility in terms of time, space and progress

  • The role has to be ”constructed” over and over again


Fig 1 the analytical framework

Work place students

Home

Leisure

Education

Fig 1:The Analytical Framework


Support from employers
Support from employers students

  • Moral support

  • Economic support

  • Professional support

  • Practical arrangements


Challenges ahead
Challenges ahead students:

  • Organisational awareness

  • The reconstruction of the relations between Academia and the working life


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