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ERIC Number: EJ854883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
My Life in a Bag and Other Stories: On the Road to Resiliency
Meyer, Kristine M.; Licklider, Barbara L.; Wiersema, Janice A.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v9 n1 p118-133 Jan 2009
Post-secondary education students will experience transitions, successes, challenges, and adversities during their college years. Although they will continue their growth and development in many aspects of their lives during this time, perhaps a most critical, but often ignored, attribute for them to develop is resiliency, the ability to bounce back from difficulties. This article examines the findings from a phenomenological study of eleven students who participated in resiliency development education (RDE) as first semester post secondary students. The data confirmed that, when taught through the pedagogy of storytelling, students are able to use stories of their experiences and those of others to shape not only their perceptions and choices, but also behaviors and characteristics reflected in resilient individuals. (Contains 3 footnotes)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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