Narrative on a doctoral narrative : reflections on postgraduate study and pedagogy

Kapitzke, Cushla (1998) Narrative on a doctoral narrative : reflections on postgraduate study and pedagogy. The Australian Educational Researcher, 25(2), pp. 95-111.

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This paper explores the stages of one student’s intellectual journey through a Doctor of Philosophy program of study in an Australian university. It outlines the theoretical and methodological insights made as she came to understand that data was discourse, entailing a politics and position of power that ran contrary to the aims of the study that the student was undertaking in and on her own community. The article is a reflective narrative produced from the experience of having to come to terms with some of the personal and professional tensions and contradictions that postgraduate study can, and maybe should, engender if it is to be any of real value.

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ID Code: 40799
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Doctoral education, Higher education studies, Poststructural theory, Academic writing, Higher degree student supervision, Postgraduate supervision, Discourse
ISSN: 0311-6999
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Australian Association for Research In Education
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2011 22:34
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 06:12

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