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ERIC Number: EJ860556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
"A Parcel of Knowledge": An Autoethnographic Exploration of the Emotional Dimension of Teaching and Learning in Adult Education
McCormack, David
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p13-28 2009
The emotional dimension of teaching and learning from the perspective of the teacher and learner in adult education is considered in this paper by means of an autoethnographic story written as an approach to reflective practice. The genre of autoethnography allows for the personal and the autobiographical as a legitimate site for research into self and culture, in this case the culture of adult education. The space this approach opens up between writer and reader is considered to be a potential site of meaning making and reader responses are considered to this end. (Contains 6 footnotes and a bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A