Just keep following the heartlines on your hand

Barton, Georgina (2014) Just keep following the heartlines on your hand. In: Being 'in and out': providing voice to early career women in academia. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 9-17. ISBN 978-94-6209-829-9


This chapter shares a personal journey; one that has hit lots of bumpy roads along the way. But in the words of singer-songwriter Florence Welch I have managed to 'keep following the heartlines on my hand'. It took ten years since gaining my Ph.D. to get a continuing role in academia – and I love it! There have however, been many challenges in getting there, but now that I am there I am beginning to realise that there are many more challenges to come. This chapter draws on the theoretical frameworks of professional socialisation and reflection in attempting to highlight
both the process and the outcomes achieved in academia. Becoming socialised into an academic profession is not easy but, as a reflective professional who can focus on
positivity and confidence in oneself, it can be very fulfilling.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All Rights Reserved © 2014 Sense Publishers.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 04:55
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 03:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional socialization; academia
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-830-5_2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32586

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