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ERIC Number: EJ953137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
A Collaborative Inquiry: "How Do We Improve Our Practice with Children?"
Walton, Joan
Educational Action Research, v19 n3 p297-311 2011
A collaborative inquiry into how to improve the well-being of children was run over six months, as a partnership between Liverpool Hope University and a local authority Children's Services. The collaborative inquiry was based on a living theory approach to action research in which practitioners became increasingly aware and reflective of their moment-by-moment practice. The Buddhist concept of mindfulness formed the basis of the practice, which Kabat-Zinn (1994, 4) describes as "paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally". Schon's notions of reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action were then developed as enabling means of being mindful in each present moment. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Liverpool)