Just Who Do We Think We Are?: Methodologies for Autobiography and Self-Study in Education

Just Who Do We Think We Are?: Methodologies for Autobiography and Self-Study in Education

by Claudia Mitchell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415298725

ISBN-13: 9780415298728

Pub. Date: 01/21/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing upon diverse and specific examples of self-study, described here by the practitioners themselves, this unique book formulates a methodological framework for self-study in education.

This collection brings together a diverse and international range of self-studies carried out in teacher education, each of which has a different perspective to offer on

Overview

Drawing upon diverse and specific examples of self-study, described here by the practitioners themselves, this unique book formulates a methodological framework for self-study in education.

This collection brings together a diverse and international range of self-studies carried out in teacher education, each of which has a different perspective to offer on issues of method and methodology, including:

* memory work
•fictional practice
•collaborative autobiography
•auto-ethnography
•phenomenology
•image-based approaches.

Such ethical issues likely to arise from self-study as informed consent, self-disclosure and crises of representation are also explored with depth and clarity.

As method takes centre stage in educational and social scientific research, and self-study becomes a key tool for research, training, practice and professional development in education, Just Who Do We Think We Are? provides an invaluable resource for anyone undertaking this form of practitioner research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298728
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/21/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figuresviii
List of contributorsix
Acknowledgementsxvi
1Just who do we think we are ... and how do we know this?: re-visioning pedagogical spaces for studying our teaching selves1
Part 1Self-study through memory and the body11
2The pedagogy of shoes: clothing and the body in self-study13
3Heavy fuel: memoire, autobiography and narrative22
4Drawings as a research tool for self-study: an embodied method of exploring memories of childhood bullying34
Part 2Self-study through literary and artistic inquiry47
5The monochrome frame: mural-making as a methodology for understanding 'self'49
6Using pictures at an exhibition to explore my teaching practices58
7Self-study through an exploration of artful and artless experiences69
8Apples of change: arts-based methodology as a poetic and visual sixth sense81
9Inquiry through poetry: the genesis of self-study95
10Truth in fiction: seeing our rural selves111
Part 3Reflection, life history and self-study121
11'It was good to find out why': teaching drama planning through a self-study lens123
12Speak for yourselves: capturing the complexity of critical reflection131
13Just where do I think I'm going?: working with marginalized and disaffected youths and their self-study142
14Pathlamp: a self-study guide for teacher research154
15Teaching about teaching: the role of self-study168
Part 4(Re)positioning the self in and through self-study181
16The sand diaries: visions, vulnerability and self-study183
17A queer path across the straight furrows of my field: a series of reflections193
18Self-study through narrative interpretation: probing lived experiences of educational privilege206
19'White female teacher arrives in native community with trunk and cat': using self-study to investigate tales of traveling White teachers218
20Starting with the self: reflexivity in studying women teachers' lives in development231
Subject index242
Author index245

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