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ERIC Number: EJ797612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Situated Researcher Reflections and Professional Learning Journeys
Owen, Susanne
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v46 n1 p114-118 Apr 2006
Some key theoretical aspects of the author's recently completed Doctor of Education thesis regarding teacher professional development were situativity theory, communities of practice and being a situated reflective practitioner. With the hard work now over, she comments on these aspects and their continuing relevance. She describes how she was really living these theoretical propositions during the six years of part-time study as a situated researcher working professionally in the educational community, researching professional learning while situated, learning and collaborating within multiple educational communities. This personal learning was reflected in the thesis itself, with the final research reports accompanied by her own journal reflections about the research journey. Sometimes, this involved a sort of "confessional style" of descriptive comment, but also over time the author became increasingly skilled at adopting a more critical stance involving broader links to other literature and theoretical positions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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