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ERIC Number: EJ937065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-18
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Portraiture as Pedagogy: Learning Research through the Exploration of Context and Methodology
Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben; Cairns, Kate; Kawashima, Yuko; Menna, Lydia; VanderDussen, Elena
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v12 n4 Jul 2011
In this reflective essay, five members of a research team involving graduate students and a faculty member offer individual "studies" of specific moments in the field in which lessons about methodology, the research context, and the researcher herself/himself crystallized. The article highlights the pedagogical possibilities of portraiture for introducing graduate students to qualitative research methodology. Each "study" illuminates how different kinds of boundaries are negotiated: whether it is the boundaries of access to a research site; the boundaries of personal or professional recognition; the boundaries of the body and physical space; the boundaries of racial identification; or the boundaries of the interior and exterior selves. These are not lessons that can be taught/learned within the constraints of a classroom, whether a lecture hall or the most progressive seminar. It is in the actual experience of negotiating these boundaries that the intricacies of the research process manifest, and in the process, the inquiry itself grows and moves through the necessary explorations that are the heart of qualitative research. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)