Practice changing practices

How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference

Rikke Thomsen, Anders Buch

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Resumé

Based on a concrete practice-based study we discuss how such studies can be an important integrated part of critical participatory action research that spur change from inside a professional practice. We also discuss our roles as researchers (and union activists). We see and explore the potential in initiating changes within a practice tradition. To make local changes in the practices is to change the world. The majority of practice-based studies are analyzing different kinds of practices, but only few studies have engaged in doing action research in a practice tradition. Our paper explores how practice-based studies of professions can become of significance means to promote positive changes starting within the practices. In the paper, we will discuss this research strategy and our roles as researchers inspired by Kemmis et al (2014, 2014) and Eikeland & Nicolini (2011). We will draw upon a practice-based case study about the practices of a study administration unit in a university college in Denmark. The study includes ten weeks of participation observation study and five qualitative interviews, both in the central part and in three local study administrations. Managerial initiated organizational change processes and the digitalization strategy for the work in a study administration failed to recognize the invisible work within the practices. Critical participatory action research can help participants not only articulate work processes, but also to have a better understanding of how practice traditions makes work intelligible. This provides possibilities for action and change. We claim that the practice-based studies can become an integrated part of doing critical action research, and we investigate and reflect upon our stewardship of the practices we engaged in.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelHARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016
RedaktørerHenna Tuominen, Antti Saloniemi, Kirsi Poussa
Antal sider1
Vol/bind1
Udgivelses stedTampere, Finland
ForlagUniversity of Tampere
Publikationsdato2016
Udgave1
Sider41-42
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedNordic Working Life Conference - School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tampere, Finland
Varighed: 2 nov. 20164 nov. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 8
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Konference

KonferenceNordic Working Life Conference
Nummer8
LokationSchool of Social Sciences and Humanities
LandFinland
ByTampere
Periode02/11/201604/11/2016
Internetadresse

Citer dette

Thomsen, R., & Buch, A. (2016). Practice changing practices: How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference. I H. Tuominen, A. Saloniemi, & K. Poussa (red.), HARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016 (1 udg., Bind 1, s. 41-42). Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere.
Thomsen, Rikke ; Buch, Anders. / Practice changing practices : How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference. HARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016. red. / Henna Tuominen ; Antti Saloniemi ; Kirsi Poussa. Bind 1 1. udg. Tampere, Finland : University of Tampere, 2016. s. 41-42
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Thomsen, R & Buch, A 2016, Practice changing practices: How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference. i H Tuominen, A Saloniemi & K Poussa (red), HARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016. 1 udg, bind 1, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, s. 41-42, Nordic Working Life Conference, Tampere, Finland, 02/11/2016.

Practice changing practices : How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference. / Thomsen, Rikke; Buch, Anders.

HARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016. red. / Henna Tuominen; Antti Saloniemi; Kirsi Poussa. Bind 1 1. udg. Tampere, Finland : University of Tampere, 2016. s. 41-42.

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Thomsen R, Buch A. Practice changing practices: How to engage in practice-based studies that makes a difference. I Tuominen H, Saloniemi A, Poussa K, red., HARD TIMES? The Eighth Nordic Working Life Conference 2 - 4 November 2016. 1 udg. Bind 1. Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere. 2016. s. 41-42