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Reframing and Rethinking Collaboration in Higher Education and Beyond A Practical Guide for Doctoral Students and Early Career Researchers

By Narelle Lemon, Janet Salmons Copyright 2021
    224 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Reframing and Rethinking Collaboration in Higher Education and Beyond delves deep into a Taxonomy of Collaboration underpinned by mindful choices – being present, aware, non-judgemental, curious and open – while also considering your and others’ strengths.

    In looking at how higher degree research students and early career researchers can approach collaboration, this book unpacks what collaboration is and points to the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with achieving collaborative advantage. Covering a range of issues in a variety of contexts, this book:

    • Helps you understand the meaning and value of working collaboratively.
    • Prepares you for success in collaborative academic and postgraduate career activities.
    • Invites you to use models, including the Taxonomy of Collaboration, to plan your collaborative projects.
    • Explains options for different situations through realistic examples of commonly experienced collaborative issues or problems.
    • Encourages you to think about collaboration from a strengths-based approach.
    • Offers practical strategies for you can use to plan, organise and participate in collaborative activities, including ways to deal with problems and resolve conflicts.

    Full of practical tips, case studies, real life situations and lived experiences, this book offers strategies that can be used in online or hybrid collaborations and is ideal reading for anyone interested in finding out how to make collaborative practice work for them.

    The 'Insider Guides to Success in Academia' offers support and practical advice to doctoral students and early-career researchers. Covering the topics that really matter, but which often get overlooked, this indispensable series provides practical and realistic guidance to address many of the needs and challenges of trying to operate, and remain, in academia.

    These neat pocket guides fill specific and significant gaps in current literature. Each book offers insider perspectives on the often implicit rules of the game - the things you need to know but usually aren't told by institutional postgraduate support, researcher development units, or supervisors - and will address a practical topic that is key to career progression. They are essential reading for doctoral students, early-career researchers, supervisors, mentors, or anyone looking to launch or maintain their career in academia.

    1. Collaboration fundamentals  2. Collaboration skills and strengths: Thinking about your role  3. Collaboration and the PhD Experience  4. Collaboration Skills and Strengths: Working as a Group  5. Collaboration and Teaching and Learning  6. Collaboration and Co-Research  7. Collaborative Writing  8. Collaborations in the Real World: Working Through Dilemmas of Conflict, and Inertia


    Narelle Lemon is an associate professor in Education located in the Department of Education, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

    Janet Salmons is methods guru for SAGE Methodspace and a free-range scholar and creative through Vision2Lead.