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ERIC Number: EJ850746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
A/r/tography as an Ethics of Embodiment: Visual Journals in Preservice Education
La Jevic, Lisa; Springgay, Stephanie
Qualitative Inquiry, v14 n1 p67-89 2008
A/r/tography is an arts-based research methodology that inquires into educational phenomenon through artistic and aesthetic means. A/r/tographical research engages in pedagogical inquiry where the distinctions between researcher and researched become complicated, responsive, and undone. A/r/tography, the authors argue, develops the relationship between embodiment and ethics as a being-with. In this manner, ethics does not refer to the rationalist acquisition of knowledge or moral codes that advocate particular bodily behaviors but instead suggests that participating in a network of relations lends itself to gestures of non-violence. This article extends previous writings on a/r/tographical inquiry through a particular examination of the use of visual journals in a preservice teacher education course. Through the intertextuality of image and word, visual journals enable teachers and students to make meaning and inquire creatively into educational issues in a space that respects self and other. (Contains 3 notes.)
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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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