The concept of hyperenculturation: An example from a Swedish research school

  • Anna Petersson Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden
  • Catharina Sternudd Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to discuss how research schools with a structured programme and targeted profile may make it difficult for doctoral students to expand the academic role. Our paper is based on material collected in a questionnaire given to doctoral students enrolled at a Swedish research school in architecture. In this questionnaire we found three areas – openness to other disciplines and practices; support for different communicational channels; and various research approaches and methodologies – where a certain divergence could be observed between what the students perceived was important for their educational development, and how well their needs and wishes were met by the research school and its extended learning environment. We also found that the doctoral students valued the teaching experience they gained, and wished they had been able to teach more. In order to shed light on a process of enculturation that we see as potentially leading to a narrowing learning culture, we introduce and discuss the concept of what we call ‘hyperenculturation.’

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Anna Petersson, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden

Anna Petersson is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Lund University, with a research interest in the material culture and the built environment as ritual and symbolic tools in processes of grief and remembrance. She has a specific experience in interdisciplinary research with a phenomenographic approach, including material culture theories and death studies.

Catharina Sternudd, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, Sweden

Catharina Sternudd is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Lund University, with a research focus on urban design and especially environmental support for sustainable everyday practices such as improved walking conditions. She is also engaged in multidisciplinary research on climate change adaptation in terms of storm water management in urban areas.

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2020-10-07
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Petersson, A., & Sternudd, C. (2020). The concept of hyperenculturation: An example from a Swedish research school. Högre Utbildning, 10(2), 24-36. https://doi.org/10.23865/hu.v10.1559
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research school, doctoral education, architecture, enculturation, learning culture, disciplinary belonging