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Title: Academic work, learning and identity
Author: Malcolm, Janice
Awarding Body: University of Brighton
Current Institution: University of Brighton
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis comprises a set of linked texts, published over a lo-year period, principally as book chapters and journal articles. The texts offer a series of analyses of the literature of higher education teaching and learninq: the nature of academic work and the ways in which it is constructed for different purposes: the ways in which teaching, research and discipline can be understood as elements of academic practice: discipline as the academic workplace and the nature of 'workplace learning' in this context: and the contribution of selected theoretical perspectives on learning and work to new understandings of academic practice. Taken together, these texts have made a significant contribution to the development of academic practice as a focus of educational research. They draw upon • An initial review of the literature of learning and teaching in higher education: • An empirical study of the construction of pedagogic and academic identity, involving extended interviews with 20 academics, • The development of successive conceptualisations of pedagogic and academic practice and identity: • The incorporation of new theoretical perspectives into the study of academic work and the cross-fertilisation of the field from different disciplinary perspectives. The published texts are arranged thematically and located both within the research field and within the development of the author's academic career. The publications are critically appraised in terms of their contribution to the development of academic practice as a focus of research into higher education, and to the emergent disciplinary field of 'work and learning'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: X000 Education