Transformative research collaboration as third space and creative understanding: learnings from higher education research and doctoral supervision

Veles, Natalia and Danaher, Patrick A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2289-7774 (2022) Transformative research collaboration as third space and creative understanding: learnings from higher education research and doctoral supervision. Research Papers in Education. ISSN 0267-1522


Abstract

Any research collaboration can potentially transform the participants’ understandings and enhance their professional relationships with one another and with significant others. If this transformation is to eventuate, research collaborators need to exhibit mindfulness with regard to their multiple relationships, as well as to the intentions and effects of their collaborations. These requirements of transformative research collaborations align with, and build on, Macfarlane’s (2017a) influential, six-element representation of research collaboration as a moral continuum, through the authors’ rationale for adding a seventh element to this representation, centred on the ethically informed fusion of third space (Bhabha, 1994) and creative understanding (Bakhtin, 1986). The authors argue that this fusion enables researchers to move beyond the self-regarding and other-regarding binary underpinning Macfarlane’s representation, and also to progress to a new collaboration dimension that is fundamentally democratic in character as well as creative and productive in its effects. The evidence for this argument derives from the first-named author’s Doctor of Philosophy thesis (Veles, 2020), which investigated the cross-boundary third space collaboration of university actors, and for which the second-named author was a supervisor/adviser. The authors posit this particular research collaboration as transformative through its creative fusion of third space and creative understanding.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 02:50
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 04:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative understanding, doctoral supervision, higher education, research collaborations, university third space
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2022.2089212
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49362

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