Singing songs as a creative method for narrative inquiry in the English classroom

Riddle, Stewart (2015) Singing songs as a creative method for narrative inquiry in the English classroom. English in Australia, 50 (3). pp. 71-74. ISSN 0155-2147

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Narrative inquiry has a long tradition in qualitative educational research, although it remains a relatively untapped method of investigation in English curriculum and pedagogy studies. This paper presents one experimental narrative approach through the use of song lyrics as a musical method for storying interview data. Working with non-linear and non-representational approaches to narrative inquiry allows researchers to move beyond the need to capture the ‘real’ and instead experiment and play with data recombination, analyses, and syntheses. The intent of this method is to create new concepts for making meaning of the world in which we live, learn and work.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted Version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 25 May 2016 04:54
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 06:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: English; methodology; education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

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