In the third space: the storied self, uncertainty and transition

Jones, Janice (2008) In the third space: the storied self, uncertainty and transition. In: Troubling terrains: tactics for traversing and transforming contemporary educaitonal research. Post Pressed, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 193-210. ISBN 9781921214318

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In this chapter I use narrative inquiry to focus on my troubled relationship to pedagogy, and in particular my changing and unstable position and desires as a teacher. Through reflexive writing I articulate and (re)present my journey as a teacher educator in the increasingly challenging personal and political third space created by my participatory experience in and between two educational places. The places of the study are the university where I strive to prepare pre-service teachers for an increasingly regulated profession, and the non-traditional primary school where, as participant researcher, I engage in a Reggio-inspired and child-initiated curriculum facilitated by the community and the environment. Reflexive analysis of referential materials created and gathered during the three year study brings a focus upon my changing agency and allegiances across time, space and place. Troubling my personal and professional epistemologies and practices, I generate a neo-narrative of uncertainty and transition with the potential to transform my self-understandings as a teacher and to transform my practice of pedagogy in both places of the study.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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: 01 May 2009 02:38
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: education; reggio; narrative inquiry; third space; thirdspace; reflexive writing; autoethnography; alternative education
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520102 Educational psychology
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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