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ERIC Number: EJ1066474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1832-8342
Conversation as Inquiry: A Conversation with Instructional Designers
Campbell, Katy; Schwier, Richard A.; Kenny, Richard F.
Journal of Learning Design, v1 n3 p1-18 2006
Instructional designers regularly engage in a process of professional and personal transformation that has the potential to transform the culture of institutions through faculty-client relationships. Instructional designers promote new ideas and understandings in social contexts that include other designers and clients, among others. This research program attempts to understand this process, using narrative inquiry and instructional designers' stories of practice to explore two interconnected theoretical frames. One frame is methodological and offers a case for narrative inquiry as an alternative approach to research in educational technology. The second frame is practice-based, and uses narrative inquiry to explore the themes of reflexivity, voice, strong subjectivity and power/authority through the stories of three instructional designers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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