Creating a Community of Practice in a Practice-led Ph.D.

Sarah Peters, Janet McDonald

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Mentor, friend, artist, collaborator: this is the practice between supervisor and student in this chapter. This chapter explores the evolution of our supervisory relationship within the context of a practice-led Ph.D., aligning the three stages of our chronological development with Socratic dialogue, Freirian critical reflection and finally Wenger’s articulation of a community of practice. These philosophers have provided us with a scholarly language to analyse and frame our evolving supervision landscape, and to articulate how a community of practice can reflect and embrace the discourses and practices of a practice-led research methodology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraversing the Doctorate
Subtitle of host publicationReflections and Strategies from Students, Supervisors and Administrators
EditorsTanya Machin, Marc Clarà, Patrick Alan Danaher
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-23731-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-23730-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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