KEY FEATURES: A focus on the actual process and value of shared learning is emphasized with the inclusion of research from peer learning groups, contributed narratives, and the authors’ own programs. Inclusion of themes such as joy, experimentation, and creativity serve as guideposts for doctoral learning and ease anxieties regarding performance. End-of-chapter lists of practical tips summarize the main learning points that can be drawn from each chapter. Cross-disciplinary applicability makes the book appropriate for use in such fields as education, political science, and business administration.

Theoretical Basis of the Book

Lene Tanggaard Charlotte Wegener


Purpose: The purpose of the present chapter is to lay the theoretical foundation for the apprenticeship perspective on doctoral training.

Central message: An apprenticeship perspective on learning in academia sheds light on the potential for mutual learning and production, and also reveals the diverse range of learning resources beyond the formal novice–expert relationship.

Takeaways: Although apprenticeship is a well-known concept in educational research, in this case apprenticeship offers an innovative perspective on future practice and research in academia, allowing more students access to high-quality research training and giving supervisors a chance to combine their own research with their supervision obligations.

Keywords: Apprenticeship, landscapes of research, craft, embodied and materialized practices, ...

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