'Unhomely' academic developer identities: More post-colonial explorations

Manathunga, Catherine (2007) 'Unhomely' academic developer identities: More post-colonial explorations. International Journal for Academic Development, 12 1: 25-34. doi:10.1080/13601440701217287

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Author Manathunga, Catherine
Title 'Unhomely' academic developer identities: More post-colonial explorations
Journal name International Journal for Academic Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-144X
Publication date 2007-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13601440701217287
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 34
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
740301 Higher education
Abstract Academic developers are very often disciplinary migrants, performing hybrid, liminal roles at the “fault lines” between teachers and learners, between academics and managers, and between teaching and research. As a result, their identities as scholars can be described as “unhomely.” While this in-between space is uncomfortable and ambiguous, its deconstructive power lends itself to “thinking at or beyond the limit” of current teaching and learning discourses. This article seeks to apply the post-colonial notion of “unhomeliness” to academic development so that we can more critically understand academic-developer identities and how the relentless march of performativity impacts on them. The article also explores some deconstructive possibilities inherent in the liminal educational development zone that may bring back the playfulness of exploring transgressive ideas about teaching and learning.
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