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ERIC Number: EJ882878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Polyphony in the Classroom: Reporting Narrative Action Research Reflexively
Niemi, Reetta; Heikkinen, Hannu L. T.; Kannas, Lasse
Educational Action Research, v18 n2 p137-149 Jun 2010
In this article we will present a reflexive way of producing a narrative analysis on teaching and learning that involves all participants of the pedagogical process. Our theoretical contribution rests on the concept "lived pedagogy", adapted from Max van Manen's term "lived experience". Like van Manen, we start by asking the key question of phenomenological-hermeneutical research: what is the nature of the phenomenon as meaningfully experienced? For us, the phenomenon is the pedagogical relationship; the interaction between the people involved in the pedagogical process. Thus, we will present how lived pedagogy is researched through the narratives told by the teacher-researcher, the students, and their parents, and how the analysis and interpretation is made with reference to three voices; "my voice" (teacher), "your voice" (pupils) and "their voice" (parents). (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland