When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning

Roux, Rian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0278-3195 (2021) When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning. In: Researchers at Risk: Precarity, Jeopardy and Uncertainty in Academia. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 71-84. ISBN 978-3-030-53856-9


Abstract

Through an autobiographical lens, this chapter explores the potential of disorientation, the process of transformation and the challenges associated with researching a topic in which one is personally invested. I have found that, when it comes to deeply held values and beliefs, the academic landscape can be precarious, for there can be significant emotional and psycho-social consequences of undergoing transformative learning. It is in this space that the identity and occupation of the researcher interact in significant ways, which raises important questions relating to reflexive practice: Have I considered the potential personal cost involved in my research; and am I prepared to maintain a professional degree of critical distance from my subject matter, allowing the evidence to guide me and my colleagues to challenge me?


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (1 Jan 2018 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (1 Jan 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 03:27
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 05:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disorientation, Faith, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Transformative learning, Truth, Values, Beliefs
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390202 History and philosophy of education
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53857-6_5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41099

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