Weaving words: personal and professional transformation through writing as research

Jones, Janice K. (2014) Weaving words: personal and professional transformation through writing as research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-4438-5452-8


Weaving Words: Personal and Professional Transformation through Writing as Research brings together the writings of researchers in education and pre-service teachers to engage with emerging debates around what forms of writing are valued and supported within 21st century teaching and research. It focuses upon the importance of writing for personal expression, for finding a voice, for storytelling and for personal and professional transformation.
The book’s chapters elaborate one or more of the following organising questions:
• What are researchers’ and educators’ beliefs and understandings
of the purposes and forms of writing as a creative process, for self-knowledge and for research?
• How are pre-service teachers’ and researchers’ personal and professional understandings and beliefs about writing constructed,shared and challenged?
• What connections, gaps and contradictions occur at the intersections between the written words of researchers in this text and those of pre-service teachers?
• What are the implications of those intersections, and the gaps and silences between the voices of the authors, for practices of education more broadly, and for research in education in particular?
In addressing these questions, the book interweaves contributions by researchers in education with chapters where poems, plays and short stories created by undergraduate pre-service teachers are presented with the writers' reflections on their experience. Further, accounts by pre-service teachers of the challenges they experienced in transferring their learning to working with younger students as writers, and their reflections on those experiences raise challenging questions about the impact of professional habitus: effecting change is increasingly difficult within systemic processes of curriculum and pedagogy.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version due to 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: 16 Mar 2014 00:53
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education, writing, creativity, teaching writing, education, creative writing
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24870

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