Space for personal development: an exploration of student experience involving one professional doctorate programme

FLINT, K.J. and BARNARD, A., 2010. Space for personal development: an exploration of student experience involving one professional doctorate programme. Work Based Learning e-Journal, 1 (1), pp. 202-222. ISSN 2044-7868

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Abstract

With regard to the lives of students pursuing a professional doctorate, to date it has been difficult to find studies that have specifically explored the space needed for personal development. This deconstructive study of the space for personal development planning, PDP, explores the ways in which the language of doctoral study mediates changes in the personal development of students engaged in a professional doctorate programme. Based on a deconstructive reading of Martin Heidegger’s The Question Concerning Technology, the study begins to illuminate a range of discursive technologies that are currently, continually shaping the self through PDP. In contrast this deconstructive reading of PDP begins to unlock the space for a diverse range of personal developments mediated by reflexive engagement in professional doctorate, PD, research. In so doing it invites further reflection on ways of thinking about personal development planning, PDP, which open the possibility of liberating the self from the complex web of technologies that are shaping its existence.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Work Based Learning e-Journal
Creators: Flint, K.J. and Barnard, A.
Publisher: Middlesex University
Date: 2010
Volume: 1
Number: 1
ISSN: 2044-7868
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19160

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