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Itís always a pleasure: Exploring productivity and pleasure in a writing group for early career academics

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Dwyer, A and Lewis, B and McDonald, F and Burns, M, It's always a pleasure: Exploring productivity and pleasure in a writing group for early career academics, Studies in Continuing Education, 34, (2) pp. 129-144. ISSN 0158-037X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/0158037X.2011.580734

Abstract

The professional development needs of early career academics (ECAs) are increasingly subject to scrutiny. The literature notes writing groups can be successful in increasing research outputs and improving research track records  a core concern for ECAs. However, the pressure on ECAs to publish takes the pleasure out of writing for many. We argue writing groups, created by and for ECAs, can provide an environment for ECAs to (re)produce pleasure in writing and participation in the processes of academic review and debate. In addition, our experience of a writing group was that it provided a platform of social and emotional support contributing to our personal well-being and professional development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Dwyer, A (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:105781
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-01-14
Last Modified:2016-04-29
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