Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline

 

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dc.contributor.author Jawitz, Jeff en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T07:43:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T07:43:23Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jawitz, J. 2009. Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline. Teaching in Higher Education. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1356-2517 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3894
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teaching in Higher Education on 26 May 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13562510902898817. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the dynamics surrounding the formation of academic identities in a context where the nature of academic work is contested both as a result of tensions within the discipline and in response to pressure from both the institution and the field of higher education. It is based on a case study which investigated the process of academic identity formation at the micro level of a department at a South African university. The study revealed a complex relationship between identity construction and participation within the particular configuration of teaching, professional and research communities of practice that defined the academic field in the department. Multiple identity trajectories were evident, indicating the role of individual agency, despite the dominance of a professional community of practice within the department. The arrival of new academics in the department without professional practice experience was found to have created the possibility of a changed notion of the academic within the discipline. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Teaching in Higher Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562510902898817
dc.subject.other academic workplace en_ZA
dc.subject.other identity en_ZA
dc.subject.other communities of practice en_ZA
dc.subject.other discipline en_ZA
dc.subject.other teaching en_ZA
dc.subject.other research en_ZA
dc.subject.other professional en_ZA
dc.title Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Jawitz, J. (2009). Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline. <i>Teaching in Higher Education</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3894 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Jawitz, Jeff "Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline." <i>Teaching in Higher Education</i> (2009) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3894 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Jawitz J. Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline. Teaching in Higher Education. 2009; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3894. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Jawitz, Jeff AB - This paper explores the dynamics surrounding the formation of academic identities in a context where the nature of academic work is contested both as a result of tensions within the discipline and in response to pressure from both the institution and the field of higher education. It is based on a case study which investigated the process of academic identity formation at the micro level of a department at a South African university. The study revealed a complex relationship between identity construction and participation within the particular configuration of teaching, professional and research communities of practice that defined the academic field in the department. Multiple identity trajectories were evident, indicating the role of individual agency, despite the dominance of a professional community of practice within the department. The arrival of new academics in the department without professional practice experience was found to have created the possibility of a changed notion of the academic within the discipline. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Teaching in Higher Education LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 SM - 1356-2517 T1 - Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline TI - Academic identities and communities of practice in a professional discipline UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3894 ER - en_ZA


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