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Liminal space or in limbo? Post Graduate Researchers and their personal pie charts of identity

Liminal space or in limbo? Post Graduate Researchers and their personal pie charts of identity

Compton, Martin and Tran, Danielle (2017) Liminal space or in limbo? Post Graduate Researchers and their personal pie charts of identity. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 10 (3). ISSN 2044-0073 (Print), 2044-0081 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v10i3.620)

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Abstract

How do postgraduate researchers (PGRs) see themselves at the start of their PhD journey? There is a duality of identity or even a triality when it comes to PGRs, since they exist in a space that is simultaneously researcher, student, and often ‘teacher’ in the broad sense of supporting other students in their learning. This report draws on data from a source originally not intended to be one: personal pie charts of identity. The activity was originally conceived as a warmer or discussion prompt for ensuing focus groups (four separate groups all completing a Teaching, Learning and Assessment strand of the mandatory elements of their PhDs). However, the pie charts themselves provided surprising insights. The pie charts presented here show considerable variance in the ways they see themselves within the academic community and raise issues about the implications for them as they exist and traverse the spaces within and between these multiple identities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compass, PhD, PGRs, belonging, identity
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Educational Development Unit
Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 15:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18938

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