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Learning to become an academic

Ollis, Tracey 2012, Learning to become an academic. In Ryan, Maureen (ed), Reflections on learning, life and work : completing doctoral studies in mid and later life and career, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp.245-254, doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-025-5_20.

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Title Learning to become an academic
Author(s) Ollis, TraceyORCID iD for Ollis, Tracey orcid.org/0000-0003-4801-0454
Title of book Reflections on learning, life and work : completing doctoral studies in mid and later life and career
Editor(s) Ryan, Maureen
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 20
Total chapters 22
Start page 245
End page 254
Total pages 10
Publisher Sense Publishers
Place of Publication Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Keyword(s) Doctoral studies
learning and identity
working class education
Summary This chapter explores the informal learning dimensions of ‘learning to become an academic’. I explore in detail the process of becoming a scholar with particular emphasis given to the supervisory relationship as a process of apprenticeship and learning community. My Ph.D. focussed on the informal and social learning practices of two groups of activists, so this paper also covers the journey of the research, the methodology and the methods chosen for the research. I outline the early corporeal learning experiences that constituted my own educational experience as a young woman growing up working class, who turned to ideas and theory for a language of resistance to educational discourses about class. This paper has a particular focus on the role of ‘identity’ formation in learning to become an academic. I outline the processes of apprenticeship through supervision and the role of a learning community in the Ph.D., as key in developing ‘mastery’ or a ‘feel for the game’ of academia.
ISBN 9462090246
9789462090248
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6209-025-5_20
Field of Research 130101 Continuing and Community Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051308

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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