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ERIC Number: EJ811868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1742-5964
Making Space for the Imagination: Observations for Tutors Engaged in Self-Study
Burchell, Helen
Studying Teacher Education, v4 n1 p77-91 May 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." I consider how the development of a methodological stance that draws on existential and phenomenological perspectives supports inquiry into this aspect of the tutor role. An example of a tutorial is used to discuss this methodological approach, and to highlight key dimensions of the tutor's imaginative capacity in holding this space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom