Autoethnography and teacher development

Austin, Jon and Hickey, Andrew ORCID: (2007) Autoethnography and teacher development. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 369-378. ISSN 1833-1882

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Autoethnography has largely been deployed in formal therapeutic situations, with its potential for application in general personal and professional development only now emerging. Autoethnography presents valuable opportunities for application in situations requiring a connection between self-understanding and broader socialization processes. This paper explores the nature of autoethnographic approaches to research, including various methodological issues pertaining to Self as data-source, and describes initial outcomes of a research project aimed at illuminating procedural and epistemological issues attached to the use of autoethnography in teacher education and professional development situations. The importance of excavating Self and identity through the autoethnographic process is highlighted with the paper drawing upon examples from practice to illustrate possibilities for the deployment of agency through critical analyses of Self.

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Additional Information: This paper was first presented at the 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science, Granda, Spain, 10-13 July 2007. Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Authors retain copyright. Readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce. COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING PO Box 463, Altona, Victoria, 3018, Australia.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: autoethnography; teacher education; memory work; conscientisation; critical pedagogy
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220304 Epistemology
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500305 Epistemology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development

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