Michael Simmonds, Thoa Nguyen, Camilla Brodt, Nadja Kjeldergaard, Jeppe Hagstrøm & Nina Frederiksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In order to problematise and comprehend the plurality of options available to young students at-tending gymnasium, this study examines which motivational factors are most influential when three third year students at Roskilde Gymnasium are faced with questions concerning their thoughts on applying to university succeeding their gymnasium graduations. The project has taken into consideration the postmodern world that surrounds the three interviewees and has accord-ingly attempted to utilise relevant theoretical frameworks in forms of Zygmunt Bauman, Thomas Ziehe, Zoltán Dörnyei, Ema Ushioda and George Herbert Mead. By interviewing three third year gymnasium students, who have, or will, apply for univer-sity, directly after gymnasium, this paper will explore how they make sense of their life worlds and decisions. In the midst of post modernity we find these three interviewees having to navigate through an ocean of choices which can potentially influence the rest of their lives.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2014
VejledereMichael Svendsen Pedersen & Francesco Lapenta


  • Motivation
  • Postmodernity