Storytelling as Research Praxis, and Conversations that Enabled it to Emerge

May. 24, 2008

Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Volume 21, Issue 3, May 2008 , pages 235 - 249

This article introduces conversations and stories that were central to my PhD research. Journal writing, poetry, story and transcribed conversations became texts and data I reproduced in response to the research questions, dreams, memory work and collective biography workshops with my participants.
The article rechoreographs the process that enabled storytelling to emerge as a method of inquiry and a mode of representing the research.
Crucial to the process was the supervisory relationship wherein my supervisor modeled a decolonizing pedagogical practice that held uncertainty in chrysalis while the methodology emerged.

Updated: Oct. 22, 2008