Professional transitions in the academy: a conversation

Jones, Peter , and Galloway, Kate (2012) Professional transitions in the academy: a conversation. Journal of Transformative Education, 10 (2). pp. 90-107.

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Abstract

Journeys are funny things - they don't always take you were you were expecting them to, or even where you want to go. But if you are open to the experience, and committed to reflection, there are interesting lessons to be learned. What does it mean to shift from a practising professional (a lawyer – a social worker) to a discipline-based academic? Or to move beyond a narrow discipline to become a scholar of teaching and learning? What dangers lurk in the swamp of managerialism? How can we escape from the towers of solitude and isolation that characterise debates around academic identity and become true barrier-breakers and boundary-blenders? The key, for these two travellers, lies in recognising the transformative potential of epistemological fusion.

Item ID: 22253
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: critical reflection, personal transformation, transformative learning
ISSN: 1552-7840
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2012 23:53
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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