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Performing academic practice : using the master class to build postgraduate discursive competences.

Bærenholdt, J. and Gregson, N. and Everts, J. and Granas, B. and Healey, R. (2010) 'Performing academic practice : using the master class to build postgraduate discursive competences.', Journal of geography in higher education., 34 (2). pp. 283-298.

Abstract

How can we find ways of training PhD students in academic practices, while reflexively analysing how academic practices are performed? The paper's answer to this question is based on evaluations from a British–Nordic master class. The paper discusses how master classes can be used to train the discursive skills required for academic discussion, commenting and reporting. Methods used in the master class are: performing and creative arts pedagogical exercises, the use of written provocations to elicit short papers, discussion group exercises, and training in reporting and in panel discussion facilitated by a meta-panel discussion. The authors argue that master classes have the potential to further develop advanced-level PhD training, especially through their emphasis on reflexive engagement in the performance of key academic skills.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Academic practice, Master class, Performance, PhD students, Postgraduate training, Stranger.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098260903502695
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Bærenholdt, J. and Gregson, N. and Everts, J. and Granas, B. and Healey, R. (2010) 'Performing academic practice : using the master class to build postgraduate discursive competences.', Journal of geography in higher education., 34 (2). pp. 283-298. Journal of geography in higher education is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0309-8265&volume=34&issue=2&spage=283
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:02 April 2013
Date of first online publication:2010
Date first made open access:No date available

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