Jones, Janice Kathleen (2008) The storied self: deconstructing the constructivist teacher. In: 4th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry: Ethics, Evidence and Social Justice, 14 - 17 May 2008, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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[Abstract]: Writing as research supports a teacher-researcher’s inquiry into and articulation of her experiences, philosophies and practices of pedagogy. She uses auto-ethnographic and narrative inquiry as a lens through which she explores place, time, space, and inter-personal and intra-personal relationships in the contexts of her role as a university educator of pre-service teachers, and during her practitioner research in an alternative community school with an entirely play-based curriculum. Reflexive inquiry has the potential to transform her personal philosophy and practice of pedagogy. While there is a growing body of research into the use of reflexive practice as a pedagogical tool, few researchers have documented the impact upon pedagogy of narrative inquiry into the third space created by an educator's transition between traditional and non-traditional educational places. This paper documents the process of research and a preliminary analysis of a bricolage co-constructed by the researcher and the school community. The multiple voices of that narrative are situated in space and place, providing a crystallized lens through which the teacher-researcher's personal pedagogies are interrogated during the research process, with the potential to transform her philosophy and practice of teaching.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||narrative inquiry, education, non-traditional schools, community schools, qualitative research, reflexive inquiry, auto-ethnography, third space, bricolage, pedagogy, play-based curriculum,|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 339900 Other Education|
220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||01 Sep 2008 15:09|
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