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ERIC Number: EJ856736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
Understanding Academic Work as Practical Activity--and Preparing (Business-School) Academics for Praxis?
Rasanen, Keijo
International Journal for Academic Development, v14 n3 p185-195 Sep 2009
This text suggests a way of framing academic work and outlines a design for a preparatory event based on this understanding. It conceives academic work as "practical activity" and potential "praxis" in emergence by focusing on four issues: how can I do this work (tactical stance), what can I accomplish and achieve in it (political), why are my means and goals justified (moral), and who am I becoming when engaging in this work (personal)? Practitioner accounts of academic work can be generated, shared, and reflected on, in a way that acknowledges also the mundane and non-heroic aspects of academic life. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland