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Title: First Years, Funds of Knowledge and Third Spaces
Contributor(s): Masters, Yvonne  (author)orcid ; Charteris, Jennifer  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Universities that engage with diversity embrace the demographic of their broader communities and ensure that their first-year programs cater for diverse student populations (Rissman, Carrington & Bland, 2013). They redress "marginalization of certain forms of knowledge and ways of knowing" (Gale & Parker, 2014, p.747). Students' cultural knowledge and the resources that they bring to their formal education are of great importance to their sense of belonging, an important aspect of the first year experience (Barton & Tan, 2009; Gonzalez & Moll, 2001; Hogg, 2011; Esteban-Guitart & Moll, 2014; Kift, Nelson & Clarke, 2010; Rios-Aguilar et al., 2011). Funds Of Knowledge (FoK) Can be described as social and cultural capital (Rios-Aguilar et al., 2011) In the form of the wide and varied resources that are possessed by adult learners. They are a useful model for research into the understandings and practices that adult learners bring to the classroom (Oughton, 2010).
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 34th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, Dallas, United States of America, 6th - 10th February, 2015
Conference Details: 34th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, Dallas, United States of America, 6th - 10th February, 2015
Source of Publication: 34th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience Session Handouts
Publisher: University of South Carolina
Place of Publication: South Carolina, United States of America
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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