Subversive Spaces, Embodied Places and Mentoring as Onto-Epistemology

Taylor, Jacqueline (2021) Subversive Spaces, Embodied Places and Mentoring as Onto-Epistemology. In: Mentoring and Communication: Theories and Practices. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433162725

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Ph.D. students experience many challenges, tensions and trepidations in working towards ‘doctoralness.’ Yet, whilst the benefits of mentoring are acknowledged, it remains largely under-practiced and theorized in doctoral education. In the context of the Arts, Design & Media Ph.D., this chapter reconceptualizes mentoring as a multidimensional practice comprising alternative teaching-learning spaces to support Ph.D. students in which the intellectual, academic, and pastoral are intertwined. By purposefully and productively traversing the inside and outside of the institution, mentoring both has the potential to subvert the normative neoliberal logic of overwork and to empower mentees and mentors to negotiate the institution and its power structures on their own terms. Via in-between spheres of inside-outside, space-place and friendship-professional, mentoring is conceived as a complex ecology and expanded pedagogy. It is proposed that in doing so both mentor and mentee produce various knowledges – praxical, embodied and otherwise – and are transformed on an onto-epistemological level.

Item Type: Book Section
30 May 2021Published
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-05 - others in creative arts and design
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > Birmingham School of Art
Depositing User: Jacqueline Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 03:00

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