Academic Identity and the Place of Stories

Academic Identity and the Place of Stories

The story in this chapter pays tribute to longitudinality, to death and to what we carry with us that we inherit from those who have gone before us. Keywords Academic borderland crossing • Stories as identity markers • “Leadership” ...

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030436018

Category: Education

Page: 139

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This book explores academic identity development in the 21st century university. Recognising dramatic shifts in academic practices and landscapes, the book pushes back on rising neoliberalism with a person-focused, culturally aware pathway for career development. Stories of the author’s own experiences intersect a solid grounding in educational literature, encouraging scholars to take an active role in considering their own academic identity. In doing so, this volume suggests that academics look inward at what matters to them – rather than being overwhelmed by academia – in order to shape identities and career trajectories that are dynamic and satisfying.
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Academic Identity and the Place of Stories

Academic Identity and the Place of Stories

This book explores academic identity development in the 21st century university.

Author: Susan Carter

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 3030436039

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 710

This book explores academic identity development in the 21st century university. Recognising dramatic shifts in academic practices and landscapes, the book pushes back on rising neoliberalism with a person-focused, culturally aware pathway for career development. Stories of the author’s own experiences intersect a solid grounding in educational literature, encouraging scholars to take an active role in considering their own academic identity. In doing so, this volume suggests that academics look inward at what matters to them – rather than being overwhelmed by academia – in order to shape identities and career trajectories that are dynamic and satisfying.
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Academic Identities in Higher Education

Academic Identities in Higher Education

Since the turn of the century in particular, several significant transformations have taken place. ... In this chapter we explore academic identity formation from a narrative perspective, which views stories as a fundamental form of ...

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472579515

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Academic identity is continually being formed and reformed by the institutional, socio-cultural and political contexts within which academic practitioners operate. In Europe the impact of the 2008 economic crisis and its continuing aftermath accounts for many of these changes, but the diverse cultures and histories of different regions are also significant factors, influencing how institutions adapt and resist, and how identities are shaped. Academic Identities in Higher Education highlights the multiple influences acting upon academic practitioners and documents some of the ways in which they are positioning themselves in relation to these often competing pressures. At a time when higher education is undergoing huge structural and systemic change there is increasing uncertainty regarding the nature of academic identity. Traditional notions compete with new and emergent ones, which are still in the process of formation and articulation. Academic Identities in Higher Education explores this process of formation and articulation and addresses the question: what does it mean to be an academic in 21st century Europe?
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Identity Work in the Contemporary University

Identity Work in the Contemporary University

The metaphors of travel, space, value and remembering indicate that the process of writing a personal portfolio can provide space to unpack the many stories that shape academic identity and articulate their influence.

Author: Jan Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463003100

Category: Education

Page: 222

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"Academic identities research is a growing area of scholarly enquiry especially as academics themselves question the evolving nature of their roles in rapidly-changing university environments. Performative frameworks in many countries around the world reflect these changes and this volume brings a number of disciplinary perspectives to bear on how we understand the lived experiences of academic life in a global context. Contributors explore the power of conceptual tools drawn from Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Politics to challenge increasingly instrumental neoliberal political approaches to higher education, supported by empirical evidence. Worthwhile teaching, learning and research require significant personal investment, and the book pays particular attention to the deeply affective dimensions of current academic practices. In Part One, tools to conceptualise academic identity-work drawn from foundational academic disciplines are applied to contemporary higher education practices. Part Two foregrounds how working in universities today proceeds, with a particular focus on how academics respond to the multiplicity of institutional demands. The most pressing perceived demand, supported by contributions in Part Three, is publication: the need to be ‘visible’ to ‘count’ is now a global imperative, with the affective dimensions not yet well-understood at policy level. In Part Four, those who support colleagues negotiating a reconfigured academic terrain explore productive approaches towards this task to ensure that academic practice remains rooted in the values previously outlined. This book will be of interest to those working in universities globally who seek a deeper appreciation of the contextual drivers that shape academic work."
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Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume II

Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume II

“Composing Academic Identities: Stories That Matter?”; emerald and Carpenter, “The Scholar Retires: An Embodied Identity Journey”; Richardson, After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn. 42. Papa and Lancaster, “Identity Continuity and Loss ...

Author: Catherine Manathunga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319958347

Category: Education

Page: 334

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This book outlines the creative responses academics are using to subvert powerful market forces that restrict university work to a neoliberal, economic focus. The second volume in a diptych of critical academic work on the changing landscape of neoliberal universities, the editors and contributors examine how academics ‘prise open the cracks’ in neoliberal logic to find space for resistance, collegiality, democracy and hope. Adopting a distinctly postcolonial positioning, the volume interrogates the link between neoliberalism and the ongoing privileging of Euro-American theorising in universities. The contributors move from accounts of unmitigated managerialism and toxic workplaces, to the need to decolonise the academy to, finally, illustrating the various creative and counter-hegemonic practices academics use to resist, subvert and reinscribe dominant neoliberal discourses. This hopeful volume will appeal to students and scholars interested in the role of universities in advancing cultural democracy, as well as university staff, academics and students.
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Academic Resilience

Academic Resilience

As such, in response to McIntyre's prior question, it is the story that academics around the world find themselves part of. When dramatic changes take place, it is inevitable that we ask questions about identity.

Author: Marian Mahat

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781802623895

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This timely book provides perspectives across disciplines, career stages and global contexts on how to develop resilience in academia. These personal stories may empower others not only to survive, but to thrive in times of adversity.
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Creative Writing Across the Curriculum

Creative Writing Across the Curriculum

Meaningful literacy for college writers across disciplines, languages, and identities Justin Nicholes. 5.1.3 Creative nonfiction, literacy narratives, and academic identity Some of the justification for literacy narratives in writing ...

Author: Justin Nicholes

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027254900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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Situated among fields (applied linguistics, creative writing studies, writing studies), this book empirically explores the language of writers in contexts of learning externalized in literary genres. At its core, this book features linguistic and thematic analysis of the writing and reflections of adults who experienced what they usually described as meaningful CW in university coursework, sometimes in science and research-focused courses where they might not have expected to compose a literary genre. In addition to synthesizing empirical studies that in total included more than 3,500 participants, chapters present new research involving about 400 more. This book is meant to be substantial in its goal of systematically organizing what is known about CW’s relationship to writers: in terms of feelings of engagement, gains in content knowledge, and revelations about oneself and others.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing Identities in Higher Education

Changing Identities in Higher Education

Academic. identities. and. the. story. of. institutions. David Watson Social anthropologists and moral philosophers would agree on one thing (if not much else): that personal identity is tied up in a narrative, or life course.

Author: Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134092925

Category: Education

Page: 240

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In this timely and innovative book scholars from Europe, the UK, North America and Australia, explore their own sense of identity, reflecting both on their research and scholarly interests, and their work experiences. Taking the form of a debate, Changing Identities in Higher Education helps to widen the contemporary space for debates on the future of higher education itself. The book is split into three parts: part one presents a set of essays each on a set of identities within higher education (academic, student, administrative/managerial and educational developers). part two includes responses to Part one from authors speaking from their own professional and scholarly identity perspective part three illustrates perspectives on the identities of students, provided by students themselves. With its original, dialogic form and varied content, this book is of interest to all those concerned in current debates about the state and nature of higher education today and those interested in questions of identity. It makes especially useful reading for students of higher education, lecturers in training, academics and managers alike.
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Discursive Navigation of Employable Identities in the Narratives of Former Refugees

Discursive Navigation of Employable Identities in the Narratives of Former Refugees

She underlines her competence and academic identity on line 5 by telling me she received a scholarship. Arwa then continues to tell me the story of her education in Malaysia until she arrives at the point at which she finished her PhD, ...

Author: Emily Greenbank

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Incorporating both interview and workplace data, this book examines the discursive and social challenges that former refugees encounter as they navigate successes and failures in the New Zealand labour market. Over five chapters of microlevel discourse analysis – drawing on Bamberg & Georgakopoulou’s (2008) positioning, and interactional sociolinguistic literature – themes emerge of narrative, social and cultural capital (Bourdieu, 1986), linguistic agency, and wider capital-D Discourses (Gee, 1990) surrounding refugeehood. Of particular interest in this study is the inclusion of a longitudinal study of former refugees’ trajectories in the labour market, and the combination of both interview and authentic workplace interactional data, providing rich insight into the multiple and ongoing challenges new arrivals face in their negotiation of employability. This book will be of interest to those engaged in research around migration (particularly those focused on forced migration), employment, language and identity, and narrative identity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Developing Academics

Developing Academics

There are considerable risks for academics who fail to build a sense of their holistic academic identity. ... Narratives are stories that explain the individual's journey, illustrating how the different stages, decisions, outcomes and ...

Author: Shelda Debowski

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317436935

Category: Education

Page: 330

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Academics work in a highly complex world where they must build integrative capabilities and outcomes as teachers, researchers and leaders. As they progress from novice to expert their evolving identities, methodologies and strategies need to be well-attuned to their own strengths and the sectoral expectations: a process that is greatly facilitated by the guidance of leaders and specialist developers. Developing Academics offers guidance to developers, senior leaders and academics on the principles and practices that support high-performing and adaptive academic communities. As the first work to explore the complex nature of academic capacity building, it offers comprehensive development principles, learning theories and specific strategies to support academic growth and development. Developing Academics explores academic capacity from a range of perspectives, including: What makes a high-performing, well-rounded academic? How can our academics be equipped to meet the demands of their current and future roles? What are the essential characteristics of an outstanding developer and development service? How can leaders support and guide high-performing academics who wish to excel? This book is divided into five parts. The first explores academic capacity building and the role developers, leaders and academics play. The second part offers comprehensive guidance to higher education developers, providing the theoretical grounding, methodologies and advanced professional techniques that support their service delivery. The third explores the academic development context, mapping the key capabilities that academics need to acquire as they progress from early career to senior roles across their various portfolios. The fourth explores strategies to evaluate and research the impact of higher education development on learners and their performance. In the final part, the design of higher education services and their interaction with university leaders is explored, illustrating the critical importance of building influence and impact across the university community. The positioning of higher education development as a discipline is also mapped. Developers, leaders and academics will find this handbook to be an essential resource for regular reference: full of useful insights, tips and strategies to help them increase their outcomes and impact. Readers are challenged to reflect on their own leadership and effectiveness throughout this work, as individuals and contributors to academic capacity building.
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