The challenge to write: the warp, the weft and the space between

Jones, Janice K. (2014) The challenge to write: the warp, the weft and the space between. In: Weaving words: personal and professional transformation through writing as research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom , pp. 11-35. ISBN 978-1-4438-5452-8

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Weaving, storytelling and writing share a long and parallel history. As a metaphor weaving suggests the active and complex layering of practices and products of writing in research and in education. Its strands represent the coming together of diverse identities, cultures and ways of knowing
and understanding the world. At the points of intersection and in the spaces between those representations writers and readers generate new ways of understanding of what it is to be human, to learn, to teach and to discover and share knowledge. Through an interweaving of writings created by undergraduate pre-service teachers with the writings of researchers in education, this chapter and others in this text generate interconnecting narratives to consider how writing functions as a means of knowing, discovering and reflecting the world and the self, but also as a means by which we co-generate the world.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 00:00
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 01:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional beliefs; spiritual beliefs; identity; stories; writing
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220319 Social Philosophy
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies

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