Getting lost (and found) in supervision: an ethnodrama

French, Amanda and Kendall, Alex (2017) Getting lost (and found) in supervision: an ethnodrama. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 8 (1). pp. 2-14. ISSN 2398-4686

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This paper offers an account of an innovative approach to doctoral study and supervision, namely the performance of an ethnodrama about our experiences of being a doctoral supervisor and supervisee. The origins of the performance lie in a frustration with increasingly predictable forms in the philosophy, content and assessment methods of post-graduate research and supervision in the educational disciplines (Lather, 2006, Ball, 2008).
In the paper we discuss the idea that post-graduate study is about researchers writing themselves into being as researchers so that they become a character in that figured world of their research.
This process we argue can be nurtured or hindered by different kinds of supervision practices. With regard to our own approach the paper explores how innovative post-graduate supervision practices and post-qualitative pedagogies can encourage new forms of subjectivity and non-representational methodologies which may post a risk as they challenge dominant research discourses in the academy.

Item Type: Article
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27 September 2016Accepted
4 January 2017Published Online
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Amanda French
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 08:17
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 17:02

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