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ERIC Number: EJ1098967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
What's in the"'Co"? Tending the Tensions in Co-Creative Inquiry in Social Work Education
Phillips, Louise; Napan, Ksenija
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n6 p827-844 2016
Higher education is one of many fields of practice that have undergone a so-called "dialogic turn" whereby processes of co-creation proliferate as a means of generating knowledge. According to dialogic ideals, co-creation harnesses the transformative potential of dialogue across difference and empowers participants as co-learners or co-researchers. But what does the "co" of "co-creation" entail in practice? The aim of the article is to explore the tensions in the "co" of co-creation through critical, reflexive analysis of the enactment of one particular approach to co-creation, "Academic Co-Creative Inquiry" (ACCI), in a social work course in a higher educational institution in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using the Integrated Framework for Analysing Dialogic Knowledge Production and Communication (IFADIA), the analysis identifies tensions arising in the interplay between top-down and bottom-up dynamics in a contested terrain of dialogic and neoliberal discourses. It is argued that ACCI's and IFADIA's reflexive sensitivity in relation to tensions offers some resistance to neoliberalism in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand