Konkurrencen, dannelsen og den studerende

Henrik Skaaning, Troels Ziegler Ehrenreich, Monica Brund Honoré Tangå Larsen & Camilla Segerlund

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The relationship between university education and the labour-market is undergoing change in the age of globalization. In the following project the we will investigate how 3 students enrolled in Danish universities understand these changed relations, the value of their educations and motivations for pursuing a university degree, in a time where the role of the institution is hotly debated in broader society. We will utilize the discourse theory of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe to identify and analyse both general discourses as well as how the 3 students make use of these, while the positioning theory by Rom Harré and Luk Van Langenhove is brought in to analyse how the student position themselves, each other and to the general themes of the problem. We find that the students draw on discourses and make use of positioning in a number of different ways, and with a number of differing reasons, but that they are generally positive when it comes to their chances for finding relevant employment after the end of their education. We find that the students draw on both negative and positive discourse, but that they articulate themselves in the words of the negative discourse, and try to distance themselves from it. Finally we conclude that it is surprising that the students are not more affected by the possibility of insecurities than they are.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2017
Antal sider75
VejledereBirgitte Elle