Journal of Professional Capital and Community: Volume 7 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Pracademia: Exploring the possibilities, power and politics of boundary-spanners straddling the worlds of practice and scholarship

Guest Editors: Trista Hollweck, Deborah M. Netolicky, Paul Campbell

Defining and exploring pracademia: identity, community, and engagement

Trista Hollweck, Deborah M. Netolicky, Paul Campbell

The aim of this paper is to define pracademia and conceptualise it in relation to educational contexts. This paper contributes to and stimulates a continuing and evolving…

Education focused pracademics on twitter: building democratic fora

Steven Kolber, Keith Heggart

This paper explores the features of pracademic practice within online spaces where pracademics, academics and teachers interact.

Pracademic productive friction: boundary crossing and pressure points

John Paul Mynott, Michaela Zimmatore

Productive friction (Ward et al., 2011) can exist as pracademics cross between boundaries of their different identities. Through an exploration of the self-perception of…

Pracademia: an answer but not the answer to an enduring question

Scott Eacott

The pracademia movement is gaining increasing traction in education, particularly in educational leadership. Offered as a means to bridge practice and academia, questions…

Dwelling in liminal spaces: twin moments of the same reality

Sharon Linda Friesen

This paper is a thinking piece that examines, from the viewpoint of a Canadian pracademic, working through two definitions of pracademic, a collaborative relationship…

Exploring perceptions of pracademics in an Arab context

Youmen Chaaban, Abdellatif Sellami, Rania Sawalhi, Marwa Elkhouly

This study explored the perceptions of Arab professionals toward pracademia and the ways they position themselves as professionals in this field.

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