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ERIC Number: EJ967781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Debriefing Interviews and Coaching Conversations: Strategies to Promote Student Reflexivity and Action
Maritz, J.; Jooste, K.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n5 p972-986 2011
Without conscious will and engagement in critical reflexivity as a process of growth and learning in research, students remain unaware of their subjective biases and the effect of bias on the inquiry. A qualitative, exploratory, single descriptive case study was used to explore and describe the operationalisation of debriefing interviews and coaching conversations as strategies to promote student reflexivity and action in postgraduate supervision practice. Two female Master of Technology (Somatology) students were purposively selected. Data were collected through in-depth semi-structured debriefing interviews, coaching conversations and semi-structured naive sketches. Data analysis followed a thematic coding approach. It was found that the strategies of debriefing interviews and coaching conversations promote self-awareness and methodological awareness, transformation, learning and support, and increase students' capability to act and react more quickly to research challenges. However, bracketing of personal epistemological beliefs and ethical reasoning remain a challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa