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ERIC Number: EJ810007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
What Game Are We In? Living with Academic Development
Lee, Alison; McWilliam, Erica
International Journal for Academic Development, v13 n1 p67-77 Mar 2008
This article explores the anxieties and political struggles around the professionalisation of academic development in contemporary universities. It seeks to go beyond the work of classification and categorisation of "roles and identities" of academic developers with its attendant oppositional or conciliatory metaphors, to re-describe the contemporary field of academic development in universities through an ironic lens. We work with Foucault's notion of "games of truth and error" and Rorty's scholarship of "re-description" in an attempt to tell the contradictions and tensions of the field more effectively. We discuss the implications that arise from these for academic development to engage productively in the ongoing reinvention of the academy. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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