Monthly Archives: November 2015

More about doctoral study and academic identity

I’ve been finishing off a chunk of reading for the IDR unit, which I found interesting to varying degrees. Some thoughts: Barnacle, R. & Mewburn, I. 2010. Learning networks and the journey of ‘becoming doctor’. Studies in Higher Education. 35 (4), … Continue reading

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What can art and design teachers contribute to an imagination of the university?

I felt like I was starting to lose direction with my thesis plans, so last week I persuaded my academic adviser George to meet up for a pep talk in the Rusty Bicycle. After the novelty had settled on my … Continue reading

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Academic identity – searching for significance

This is my 100th EdD blog post! I’m talking about… Alexander, P., Harris-Huemmert, S., & McAlpine, L. 2013. Tools for reflection on the academic identities of doctoral students. International Journal of Academic Development. 19 (3), pp162-173 This paper was surprisingly … Continue reading

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Episodes in the doctoral journey

G. Strawson. 2004. Against Narrativity. This year we have to produce an autoethnography for the IDR (Independent Doctoral Researcher) unit. I think people might find it odd that someone who keeps an extensive learning journal feels apprehensive about writing … Continue reading

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