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ERIC Number: EJ1154654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-5170
Supervisory Scratchings: Critical Autoethnography Complicating "Process" in Doctoral Supervision
McKnight, Lucinda; O'Mara, Joanne
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v14 n2 p106-115 2017
In this dialogic article of interwoven stories, we employ a critical autoethnographic approach to explore moments of our lives as we worked through the official "research plan" at the heart of the supervision timeline. Lucinda's doctoral thesis in education, supervised by Jo, highlights the way curriculum emerges from the struggles of ideological becoming (Bakhtin, 1981) as she and a group of teachers develop curriculum and perform identity, both as co-researchers and as inescapably gendered subjects. Here, instead, we turn to how this might work in relation to the supervisory relationship, linking the personal and political to trouble the research plan developed in the first months of the PhD timeline. We write around a narrative from the original thesis, which troubled both of us, and rework our own stories of the supervised and the supervisor through the competing discourses of our work and lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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