Cecile Badenhorst

Cecile Badenhorst
Memorial University of Newfoundland · Faculty of Education

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What have we learned from the experiences of teaching during COVID-19? Our participant-author group all introduced arts-based practices as a way of reaching students. Arts-based research (ABR) is a diverse field (Leavy, 2020), and in particular the arts can embody and integrate empathetic knowledge when it comes to the emotional aspects of learning...
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Parodying the classic Cinderella tale, we weave a narrative that revolves around norms of impostors, confinement and deliverance, and these motifs as re-imagined and reinterpreted through our own personal re-tellings provide a means of underscoring how institutional norms can make us forget who we are or confine us from a fuller and more meaningful...
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Conventions shape scholarly writing and citations practices are one set of conventions that dominate how and what we write. Yet, many of these practices naturalize exclusion and discrimination in a way that becomes normalized and, consequently, invisible. For doctoral students, learning the conventions of citing is part of developing an identity ar...
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How can one contribute to the construction of identities by deliberately focusing on resistance to neoliberal discourses and engaging in practices of renewal? The authors, travelling to two academic conferences in Hiroshima, Japan, pose this question. Conferences are pockets of mobile identity-formation occurring outside the normal life of universi...
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Re-imagining Doctoral Writing Edited by Cecile Badenhorst, Brittany Amell, and James Burford Copy edited by Karen Peirce. Designed by Mike Palmquist. CoverWhat imaginings of the doctoral writer circulate in the talk of doctoral researchers and their supervisors? How do institutional policies and the conventions of particular disciplines shape the...
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Research conceptualization is challenging for doctoral and master’s writers, particularly multilingual students engaging in thesis writing or writing for publication. In doctoral and master’s student writing, research conceptualization appears in three genres: problem statements, research proposals and introduction sections or chapters. Swale’s (19...
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The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has resulted in an amplified focus on mental health and wellness for post-secondary education students, educators, and administrators. Knowledge regarding the mental health and wellness of educators and administrators within post-secondary institutions and the support mechanisms available are limited, but during this t...
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Three authors offer a methodological bricolage to explore visual, textual, and poetic archives that shape our identities as women academics. We draw on aspects of autoethnography, reflexively engaged, to explore these archives as they lend insight into the construction of personal identity. Understanding both the archives and identity as inseparabl...
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Our group of early- and mid-career women faculty members in a mid-sized Canadian university examined the peer review process and our experiences of being reviewed. Using post-structural feminist literature, we theorised how subjectivities are shaped by the pressures of neoliberal incursions into university work. The impact of peer review can be sev...
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Engineering education has long resulted in professional engineers with the required technical skills to meet the profession’s needs. Yet in today’s rapidly changing, globalised world, engineers will need more than technical competencies to meet the requirements of their professional work. Incorporating different literacies in engineering education...
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What do course evaluation questionnaires (CEQs) do to our teaching and to our perceptions of ourselves as teachers? We are all early- to mid-career academics at a midsized Canadian university who explore how course evaluation questionnaires have affected our academic identities. By using autoethnography and critical reflection, we examine how CEQs...
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Our group of early and mid-career women faculty members in a mid-sized Canadian university examined the peer review process and our experiences of being reviewed. Using post-structural feminist literature we theorized how subjectivities are shaped by the pressures of neoliberal incursions into university work. The impact of peer review can be sever...
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Abstract: In this paper we explore our writing selves through the metaphors of concealment and display. We discovered the metaphoric possibilities opened up byJung’s notions of persona and shadow and his emphasis on a rich psychic life that was animated by archetypes and symbolic meaning. This process helped us to glimpse alternative selves, that s...
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Abstract: We are teacher-educators who use poetry and drawing as ways to evoke the aesthetic dimensions of care and to encourage the expression of vulnerability and perspective-taking in ourselves and ultimately within our classrooms. This piece describes an auto-ethnographic process surrounding the exploration of teacher-writer identity through th...
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Exploring the de/construction of our imaginative (artistic) selves in relation to our academic writing, we foreground the notion that imaginative processes are part of the assembly of self/selves even as they are part of that de/construction. These imaginative selves are important for our professional identities and the daily negotiations we undert...
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In this chapter, we explore the de/construction of our imaginative selves. We suggest that imaginative processes of identity construction create the pathways for the possibilities of future selves while, at the same time, they re-constitute our past selves. These imaginative selves are important for our outward identities as teacher educators becau...
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This paper argues that fostering subjectivity in engineering education will aid engineers in understanding the connections between their own life values and motivations and their career choice and development. By fostering subjectivity in engineering education, we mean linking the person who studies with what they are studying, a definition that ca...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore Master’s students’ literature reviews to better understand the literacies required for engaging in complexity in this genre and to inform graduate student pedagogy. Design/methodology/approach In this qualitative study, data were collected in the form of student literature review papers (23 drafts an...
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The Transformative Learning of the “Dear data” Project For novice researchers, collecting data is a daunting but necessary task required to produce a thesis. The range of data sources, amount of information collected, and methods of collection can overwhelm students unfamiliar with the terrain of research. This interactive panel discussion compose...
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Writing a literature review requires highly sophisticated academic literacies. Many postgraduate students find this genre a challenge. While there is a growing awareness of the need for explicit pedagogy to support students writing this genre, many pedagogical interventions fail to move beyond a focus on citations as a stylistic convention or as a...
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We begin by introducing the special section of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie on play, visual strategies and innovative approaches to graduate student writing development. Most exciting for us to see as editors of this special section is how many authors from various locales are drawing on creative methods, s...
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While playfulness is important to graduate writing to shift students into new ways of thinking about their research, a key obstacle to having fun is writing anxiety. Writing is emotional, and despite a growing field of research that attests to this, emotions are often not explicitly recognized as part of the graduate student writing journey. Many s...
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We begin by introducing the special section of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie on play, visual strategies and innovative approaches to graduate student writing development. Most exciting for us to see as editors of this special section is how many authors from various locales are drawing on creative methods, s...
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Literature reviews are a genre that many graduate students do not fully understand and find difficult to write. While the genre, language and rhetorical moves of literature reviews are widely researched, less research focuses on citation use in literature reviews. Teaching students ‘how-to’ write the literature review through explicit genre awarene...
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School children and their desks enter into sustained relationships from the moment they connect. No longer restricted only to the teacher or the learner, pedagogical interest has been increasingly turning to the materiality of schooling (Fenwick & Landri, 2012; O’Donoghue, 2010; Rasmussen, 2012; Roehl, 2012; Taylor, 2013). The situatedness of mater...
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A narrative approach was adopted to explore the experiences of 13 women who pursued academic careers. Analysis of the personal reflective narratives uncovered themes common to the participants, also the authors of this study, which focused on striving to have work-life balance, personal and professional costs associated with being unwell, and the i...
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A narrative approach was used to explore the experiences of 14 women who pursued academic careers. At the time of writing, 4 of these women were on contract and 10 were tenure-track. Analysis of the personal reflective narratives uncovered themes common to the participants and authors of this study, namely: varying pathways and driving forces into...
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A narrative approach was used to explore the experiences of 14 women who pursued academic careers. At the time of writing, 4 of these women were on contract and 10 were tenure-track. Analysis of the personal reflective narratives uncovered themes common to the participants and authors of this study, namely: varying pathways and driving forces into...
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A narrative approach was adopted to explore the experiences of 13 women who pursued academic careers. Analysis of the personal reflective narratives uncovered themes common to the participants, also the authors of this study, which focused on striving to have work-life balance, personal and professional costs associated with being unwell, and the i...
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This paper is an evaluation of the pedagogy of a five-day co-curricular course, called the “Lead by Design Institute on Leadership, Diversity and Dialogue For Graduate Students in Engineering.” The intentions in the design of the pedagogy were: to include elements that align with the motivations and values that engineering students bring to their w...
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Reflecting, sharing, and producing knowledge about the process of writing and collaboration in a writing group is the focus of this qualitative project, in which we explore a complex weaving of knowledge, subjectivity, and representation. In this group are eight women faculty, all of whom are individually working on writing projects in their own ar...
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Introduction to research literacies and writing pedagogies for masters and doctoral writers
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For doctoral students, publishing in peer-reviewed journals is a task many face with anxiety and trepidation. The world of publishing, from choosing a journal, negotiating with editors and navigating reviewers’ responses is a bewildering place. Looking in from the outside, it seems that successful and productive academic writers have knowledge that...
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For doctoral students, publishing in peer reviewed journals is a task many face with anxiety and trepidation. The world of publishing, from choosing a journal, negotiating with editors and navigating reviewers' responses is a bewildering place. Looking in from the outside, it seems that successful and productive academic writers have knowledge that...
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In the 21st century, practicing engineers are working under conditions of rapid change, both in the technologies of engineering as well as in the contexts in which engineering is practiced. The “grand challenges” of today and of the future require a broad range of knowledge and skills, and the capacity to connect engineering with other sectors. To...
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Post/graduate students experience enormous challenges in research writing. New writing pedagogies make explicit the often-hidden research literacies. Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers explores emerging innovations in supporting the development of research literacies in post/graduate writing.
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This qualitative research project explored the experiences of women who juggle the demands of family or parenthood while engaging in academic careers at a faculty of education. The researcher-participants consisted of 11 women; 9 women provided a written narrative, and all women participated in the data analysis. The data consisted of the personal,...
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We are new academics involved in the process of becoming researchers. We believe that gathering, reflecting, sharing and producing knowledge are important parts of constructing a strong identity as a researcher that we produce and own rather than being produced by the prevailing academic discourse. We decenter research as a product and bring into f...
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Graduate writing is receiving increasing attention, particularly in contexts of diverse student bodies and widening access to universities. In many of these contexts, writing is seen as ‘a problem’ in need of fixing. Often, the problem and the solution are perceived as being solely located in notions of deficit in individuals and not in the broader...
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Feminist postmodernism criticizes dominant assumptions of rational ways of knowing and how science creates ‘truth-effects’ through language . In this qualitative self-study project, we show how the arts support participation and collaboration in creating understanding. By questioning ways of representation, knowledge construction and collaboration,...
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This paper responds to the call for research on the use of new information technologies in higher education contexts. This was done through a case study on the use of blogs in an advanced seminar class. The paper argues that the use of blogs provided a way of gauging how students were coming to terms with the course material and how they were engag...
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For many academics, the challenge of traversing the competitive discourse demands of conducting research and publishing journal articles while navigating teaching and administrative loads often leads to anxiety and stress. Becoming an academic is often an implicit process where one is left alone to find one’s way. Located in Canada, the Faculty of...
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We explore the problem of constructing strong researcher identities that are produced and owned by researchers rather than being produced by the prevailing neo-liberal academic discourse. This is currently important because strong pressures mitigate against it. Such pressures include: the necessity to write and publish in an academic context; for w...
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Our faculty writing group in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada began in 2009 and over the past three years it has grown into a successfully publishing community of practice. When we have presented papers on the writing group at conferences, we have found that the first question asked tends to be: How did you ge...
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A key attribute for success in graduate studies is the ability to conduct research and to communicate research effectively. However, many researchers in engineering do not identify as writers, regarding research writing as the end product of a static template. Novice and experienced researchers alike encounter problems common to all writers such as...
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Graduates often find conceptualizing and writing long research projects an arduous alienating process. This paper1 describes a research writing intervention conducted at Memorial University in Newfoundland with two groups of graduate students (Engineering and Arts). One small part of the workshop was devoted to creative "sentence activities." Our a...
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University students often struggle with academic writing because of the challenges involved in negotiating the hidden rules and implicit discursive practices in academic writing. An academic literacies approach has emphasized writing as social practice and recognized that the literacy practices of the university are often epistemological. Blogs pro...
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The period 1920-50 was one of tremendous change for Africans living in and around Johannesburg, South Africa. Rapid urbanization, the economic depression of the 1930s, acute housing shortages, high unemployment, rising crime rates and increased political activity provided the social context for Africans. Yet, the period is also characterized by the...
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This paper is about the links between culture, leisure and social control on South Africa's gold mines. Based on a series of reports commissioned by the Chamber of Mines in the 1940s, it explores attempts by the industry to retribalise migrant workers using sport and leisure and thus forms one chapter in the broader attempts by the state and capita...
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Students often find it difficult to write with 'voice' in academic contexts amid the myriad other requirements of discourse, conventions, and scholarship. They may also be reluctant to experiment with voice in a context where assignments are assessed. Not surprisingly, students increasingly write with anxiety, constantly second-guessing and hedging...
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Over the past two decades, the geography of sport has become a rapidly expanding body of literature. Although a potentially dynamic field of research, there are at present several theoretical weaknesses. First, enquiry has focussed on diffusion patterns to the exclusion of the processes that create these patterns. Second, sports scholars in the dis...

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Exploration of identities (curricular, teaching, research).