The Role of Narrative Writing in Improving Professional Practice

Jan. 01, 2012

Source: Educational Action Research, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2012, pages 161-175.

The author sheds light on how a practitioner-researcher engaged in narrative writing and how this helped in what is hereby termed a reflective odyssey.
More specifically, the main focus here is how the very act of writing when keeping a personal journal can act as a catalyst for ongoing reflective thought.

Original narrative extracts are presented throughout the text to back the claims made for narrative writing.
This gives a unique opportunity to the reader to get a glimpse of the practitioner-researcher’s thought processes and dilemmas.

The roles of writing in meaning creation and representation; pushing thinking into unforeseen directions; and the promotion of ‘conversing with oneself’ and self-understanding are discussed.

Updated: Apr. 28, 2013