Indonesian doctoral students' negotiation of knowledge production in their doctoral research: A photovoice study
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
Ririn Kurnia Trisnawati
Universitas Jendral Soedirman, Indonesia
Nur Endah Nugraheni
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
M. Faruq Ubaidillah
Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia
Doctoral supervision has been deemed as a site of power, knowledge production, and an effort in career progression, mediated by doctoral students and their supervisors. Extensive studies have looked at these interactions from multiple angles. Although research into doctoral supervision has been extensively documented, there lies a paucity of studies exploring the voices of doctoral students with regard to knowledge production during doctoral supervision using photovice artefacts. To fill this lacuna, the current photovoice study aims to inspect doctoral students' voices in perceiving the process of negotiating knowledge with their supervisors during their doctoral supervision. A total of five Indonesian international students enrolled in different universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, Brunei Darussalam, and Taiwan reflected on their experiences with doctoral supervision. The analysis of participants' photovoice revealed two main supervisory styles, namely co-constructed and superior or dominating, that determined the nature of negotiations of knowledge and showed whose legitimised voices were accommodated in doctoral supervision. Our findings suggest that socio-culturally constructed doctoral supervision and power relations need to be better addressed in the negotiations of knowledge production in doctoral supervision. These findings imply that doctoral education should seek a deep understanding of doctoral students' socio-cultural elements and enact this into doctoral program design.
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|Authors: Anita Triastuti PhD (corresponding author) is a senior lecturer at the English Language Education Department, Faculty of Languages, Arts, and Cultures, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her research interests are instructional curriculum development, genre-based pedagogy, teacher knowledge, TEFL and higher education.|
Nizamuddin Sadiq PhD is an EFL lecturer in the English Language Education Study Program, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His research interests focus on English as a medium of instruction (EMI), English as a multi-lingua franca (EMF), multilingual practices, and global Englishes.
Ririn Kurnia Trisnawati is an EFL lecturer in the English Literature Study Program, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia. Her research interests include English literary studies, postcolonial studies, and reader-response studies.
Nur Endah Nugraheni is an EFL lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages, Arts and Culture Management, Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her research interests lie in the area of applied linguistics and English for specific purposes.
M. Faruq Ubaidillah is a lecturer in the Department of English Education, Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia. He is currently undertaking his PhD (by research) in language education at the Faculty of Languages, Arts, and Cultures, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His research has been on using narrative inquiry and photovoice in understanding doctoral students'identities and supervisions.
Please cite as: Triastuti, A., Sadiq, N., Trisnawati, R. K., Nugraheni, N. E. & Ubaidillah, M. F. (2023). Indonesian doctoral students' negotiation of knowledge production in their doctoral research: A photovoice study. Issues in Educational Research, 33(3), 1210-1232. http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/triastuti.pdf