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This article reports on a qualitative interview study with eleven pre-service primary teachers in Queensland. The study examines their career plans, exploring whether, and how, a global imagination motivates this next generation of teachers. The analysis of the interview data reveals the kind of impact these possibilities make on how pre-service teachers imagine their career, and what other considerations enhance or limit their global imagination. The findings are used to reflect on the highly localised governance of pre-service teacher preparation.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
In this article, the authors argue that much of the development of action research has been based on a reconstructed view of science (i.e., a science that is more contextual, less law-like, less causal, but still accurately represents reality and is teacher centered as opposed to researcher centered). In contrast to this reconstructed view of science, they suggest it is time to look at the limits and possibilities of basing action research on an aesthetic view of knowledge production.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2008
This article explores how supervisors of teachers preparing dissertations can create a space for the imagination in the tutorial setting. The imagination is seen as “opening up to possibility,” where the student is taking a step into the unknown. The article discusses how the tutor can best support this, taking the theme of “holding the space for the student's learning.”
Updated: Jun. 10, 2008
Local Heroes, Narrative Worlds and the Imagination: The Making of a Moral Curriculum Through Experiential Narratives
Concern about the impact of narrative worlds and their heroes offered by the media prompted research on encounters with moral models in experiential, narrative curricula. Researchers tracked the extension of a mandated Language Arts curriculum on 'heroes' through the experiential narratives of four local heroes chosen collaboratively by teacher, students and researcher. They also elicited and analyzed responses from students to these narrative presentations in order to explore how students understood the narrative worlds presented to them.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2008
Developing Imagination, Creativity, and Literacy through Collaborative Storymaking: A Way of Knowing.
Early in her life, Nancy King discovered that stories are rich sources of wisdom, imagination, creativity, and comfort. In this essay, King describes her personal experiences developing and using the collaborative storymaking process with young people and adults in various school settings. The author states that collaborative storymaking establishes opportunities for students to create stories from stories, using imagemaking and abstract prompts. She maintains that the iterative process expands and improves students’ oral and written expression.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008
This paper explores the central place of stories and narratives in action research practices and accounts to argue that it is hard to imagine how we might do or write about action research in a non-storied way. The paper argues that good stories help us to think well and more wisely about ourselves and our practice.
Updated: Jan. 07, 2008