Rites of Passage Re-Visited
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This paper analyzes what happens when you introduce the concept of liminality to students, drawing upon their spoken and written accounts of their experience. I will discuss the educational significance of introducing them to the concept of liminality as a way to understand their own insecurities and disorientation. The emotional reflections by students, on being betwixed and between will give voice to the experience of a liminal period. There is a threshold concept to consider when students enter HE. The theoretical framework stems from van Gennep, Turner and Thomassen and the transfer from anthropology and sociology to education credited Cook-Sather.