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Taking a break: doctoral summer schools as transformative pedagogies

Zukas, Miriam and Andersen, L. (2011) Taking a break: doctoral summer schools as transformative pedagogies. In: Lee, A. and Danby, S. (eds.) Reshaping Doctoral Education: International Programs and Pedagogies. Taylor and Francis. ISBN 9780415618137.

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This chapter focuses on the doctoral summer school as a challenging pedagogy for doctoral education, in which the traditional supervisory relationship and the disciplinary curriculum are deconstructed through intensive group processes. We draw on our experiences as pedagogues on the Roskilde University Graduate School in Lifelong Learning which has hosted an international summer school for the last ten years. We describe the new learning spaces created and explore the democratic group processes and the collaborative action learning in-volved when discipline and stage of study are set to the side in this multi-paradigmatic, multi-national context. Despite the wide range of participants in terms of length of study, focus and methodological approach, the respite from supervisory pedagogies and the careful critiques of multi-national peer ‘opponents’ is often transformative in the doctoral students’ research sub-jectivities and continuing journeys.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > SSHP Administration
Depositing User: Miriam Zukas
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 09:37
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 10:09

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