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Narratives for Reflexivity: Understanding the Professional Self

Creative Approaches to Research
Volume 1 Issue 2 (2008)

Abstract: The importance of 'reflective practice' in teaching and other professions is well established. Encouraging habits of reflection in students is a feature of the work of many professional educators. One starting point for students is reflection on their experiential knowledge of professional contexts. But in a learning environment shaped by a 'banking' model of education, students may question the legitimacy of experiential knowledge. This paper is an exploration of the potential of written personal narrative as a starting point for developing a reflexive understanding of the self in professional contexts. It has a specific focus on teacher education.

To cite this article: Pearce, Jane. Narratives for Reflexivity: Understanding the Professional Self [online]. Creative Approaches to Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008: doi: 10.3316/CAR0102045. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=426483800151971;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1835-9434. [cited 30 May 17].

Personal Author: Pearce, Jane; Source: Creative Approaches to Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008: 45-54 DOI: 10.3316/CAR0102045 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1835-9434 EISSN: 1835-9442 Subject: Effective teaching; Ethnology; Reflective teaching; Reflection (Philosophy); Teaching--Evaluation; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Lecturer in Education, Murdoch University, email: J.Pearce@murdoch.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection