Discussion 1 – Coursework Example
Scholar practitioner Scholar practitioner A scholar practitioner is an individual dedicated to coming up and generating new knowledge that is useful to various practitioners (Wasserman & Kram, 2009). They are able to conduct research on management, teach and publish works in management. Scholar practitioner is also able to switch jobs between academic and non- academic careers. They studied the concept by exploring how a career as a scholar practitioner is always defined by those who identify with the role. Moreover, they studied the challenges that such individuals face in the event of doing their work in scholar practitioner. They conducted various interviews and through the narratives given, they learned about the dilemmas faced by such individuals, and the strategies they come up with to curb such incidences. They identified that scholar practitioner aim at generating new knowledge and improving their practice yet they vary in how they prioritize and go about their work when they are positioned. They identified various key themes that characterize the challenges of combining practice in various organizations with underlying efforts to disseminate and also generate new information and knowledge.
The role mentioned by Wassermann that I can identify with in my profession is generating new knowledge. Despite the challenges associated with this role, it always feels good to know that an individual has gained new information or knowledge from my expertise. Sharing what you know with fellow colleagues and other stakeholders is a fulfilling experience. Some of the individuals especially those in a higher rank than mine might not allow such a practice from a junior. However, at the end of the day, sharing information is allowed and new knowledge is allowed.
Wasserman, I, & Kram, K. (2009). Enacting the scholar-practitioner role: An exploration of narratives. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45, 12-38.