Chasing the faces in places and spaces: exploring academics' MBTI preferences for knowledge management approaches and capacity-building strategies

Matthews, Karl J. and Danaher, P. A. (2013) Chasing the faces in places and spaces: exploring academics' MBTI preferences for knowledge management approaches and capacity-building strategies. In: 36th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA 2013): The Place of Learning and Teaching, 1-4 Jul 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Drawing on the notion of multi-dimensional space as a set of places, this paper addresses how the various human personalities, or faces, interact differently within academic places. The research is based on a collection of in-depth qualitative interviews with selected academics in
an Australian university's faculty of education, with particular reference to their individual preferences regarding the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. The data reveal differences in how each individual, or 'face', constructs for herself or himself distinctive 'place' in order to
perform the respective academic's professional duties. The paper discusses the implications of this diversity, the evolution of the relationship between physical and virtual places, and how this might influence institutions as places of learning and teaching.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 HERDSA and the authors. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, criticism or review, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 02:46
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 03:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic learning support; personality traits; research; Myers Briggs
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24063

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