Performing Academic Practice: Using the Master Class to Build Postgraduate Discursive Competences
AffiliationRoskilde University; University of Sheffield; University of Sheffield; University of Tromso; University of Chester
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AbstractHow can we find ways of training PhD students in academic practices, while reflexively analysing how academic practices are performed? The paper’s answer to this question is based on evaluations from a British–Nordic master class. The paper discusses how master classes can be used to train the discursive skills required for academic discussion, commenting and reporting. Methods used in the master class are: performing and creative arts pedagogical exercises, the use of written provocations to elicit short papers, discussion group exercises, and training in reporting and in panel discussion facilitated by a meta-panel discussion. The authors argue that master classes have the potential to further develop advanced-level PhD training, especially through their emphasis on reflexive engagement in the performance of key academic skills.
CitationBærenholdt, J. O., Everts, J., Granås, B., Gregson, N., & Healey, R. L. (2010). Performing academic practice: using the master class to build postgraduate discursive competences. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(2), 283-298. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098260903502695
PublisherTaylor & Francis
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Geography in Higher Education on 27/04/2010, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03098260903502695