Demystifying the Academic Workplace: A Work-shop Strategy from Educational Research

Virginia King, J. Billot

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    In this workshop report, we acknowledge the difficult nature of the academic workplace and the challenges this brings to new academics’ socialization. We introduce a potentially generalizable strategy which has been used successfully with academic colleagues to demystify the field of research into higher education. Our strategy builds on BOURDIEU’s concepts of ‘field’, ‘habitus’ and ‘capital’ to explore the issues which make this aspect of academic practice mystifying. We note the limitations of a workshop approach in satisfying individual needs, and look to future virtual and personalized provision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-76
    JournalZeitschrift für Hochschulentwicklung
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016

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    • academic socialization
    • Bauman
    • Bourdieu
    • liquid learning
    • workshop


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