Recollage as a tool for self-care: reflecting multimodally on first five years in the academy through Schwab’s lines of flight

Barton, Georgina (2019) Recollage as a tool for self-care: reflecting multimodally on first five years in the academy through Schwab’s lines of flight. Qualitative Research Journal. ISSN 1443-9883

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Abstract

Working in the academy can be both challenging and exciting as it can be trying and difficult to negotiate if one is unprepared. Past research has acknowledged the importance of reflective practice in order to face such trials positively. This study utilised arts-based/multimodal reflection to contemplate the lived experience of one early career researcher in her first five years of employment. Adopting an autoethnographic approach, the researcher regularly reflected via the medium of collage. This paper reports on recollaged artefacts. These were analysed in relation to meta-semiotic meanings as well as how they corresponded to Schwab’s ‘lines of flight’ taking both positive and negative acuities. Findings showed that taking the time to delineate feelings via arts-based reflection can reveal silent thoughts and deliberations and support an early career academic in appreciating and improving awareness of higher education regularities. Implications highlight how authoethnographic recollage can be effective for early career academics.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 26 July 2019. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 01:06
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 06:07
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-04-2019-0039
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36840

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