Academic work, learning and identity

  • Janice Malcolm

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis comprises a set of linked texts, published over a 10-year period, principally as book chapters and journal articles. The texts offer a series of analyses of the literature of higher education teaching and learning; the nature of academic work and the ways in which it is constructed for different purposes; the ways in which teaching, research and discipline can be understood as elements of academic practice; discipline as the academic workplace and the nature of ‘workplace learning’ in this context; and the contribution of selected theoretical perspectives on learning and work to new understandings of academic practice. Taken together , these texts have made a significant contribution to the development of academic practice as a focus of educational research.
Date of AwardSept 2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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