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Youth transitions and going to university: the perceptions of students attending a geography summer school access programme

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Hopkins


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This paper contributes to understandings of youth transitions in childhood and youth geographies through the use of a participatory diagramming exercise with students studying geography in a summer school access programme at a Scottish university. In particular, the paper explores young people's perceptions about adult/child binaries and their hopes and fears in applying to university. The discussion highlights the extended nature of youth transitions: the usefulness of participatory diagramming as a research method and teaching technique for this group; and the consequences that the increasing interest in childhood and youth geographies might have on teaching and learning in human geography.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hopkins PE

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Area

Year: 2006

Volume: 38

Issue: 3

Pages: 240-247

ISSN (print): 0004-0894

ISSN (electronic): 1475-4762


DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2006.00691.x


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