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ERIC Number: EJ815037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
"Unhomely" Academic Developer Identities: More Post-Colonial Explorations
Manathunga, Catherine
International Journal for Academic Development, v12 n1 p25-34 May 2007
Academic developers are very often disciplinary migrants, performing hybrid, liminal roles at the "fault lines" between teachers and learners, between academics and managers, and between teaching and research. As a result, their identities as scholars can be described as "unhomely." While this in-between space is uncomfortable and ambiguous, its deconstructive power lends itself to "thinking at or beyond the limit" of current teaching and learning discourses. This article seeks to apply the post-colonial notion of "unhomeliness" to academic development so that we can more critically understand academic-developer identities and how the relentless march of performativity impacts on them. The article also explores some deconstructive possibilities inherent in the liminal educational development zone that may bring back the playfulness of exploring transgressive ideas about teaching and learning. (Contains 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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Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom