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dc.contributor.authorGeorge-Walker, Linda
dc.contributor.authorTyler, Mark
dc.contributor.editorP.A. Danaher, L. De George-Walker, R. Henderson et al.
dc.description.abstractCreating collaborative research communities in a higher education context is considered to be a desirable goal. The means through which this goal could be obtained is possibly slippery and incorporeal, almost illusive, yet the goal stands as evocative and tantalising when consideration is made of the achievements gained through the fostering of 'we' partnerships in research as opposed to the 'me' approach. Previously, the authors have researched collaboration within a research team located in a Faculty of Education in a regional Australian university using the tool of collaborative concept mapping (CCM), a hierarchical representation of, in this case, propositions around teamwork and collaboration. Over the course of two focused face to face engagements, the team produced a concept map that illustrated the meaning behind how the team wanted to "team". In this research we invited the team members to review the concept map two years later, to reflect on the process and the concepts and propositions that were put forward about team work and collaboration. This paper reports on the findings from this review process. These findings included the participants' claims that CCM enabled the building of team notions about team identity and practices, and that it was a useful dialogic for the creation, sharing and recording of meaning. Some challenges that surfaced in the review included the issue of how to maintain heteroglossia, and the propensity to leave shared knowledge propositions only partially developed. One overall implication to this evaluation was that the CCM process was considered useful for building team capacities for collaborative research.
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleConstructing Capacities: Building Capabilities through Learning and Engagement
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.titleBuilding Capacity for Collaborative Research: Revisiting a Collaborative Concept Mapping Exercise within the Context of a Research Team
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
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gro.griffith.authorTyler, Mark A.

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