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ERIC Number: EJ1358583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-2353-5415
'You're Alive!': On the 'Livingness' of Spirited Educational Research
Stern, Julian
International Journal for Transformative Research, v9 n1 p1-5 Jan 2022
This paper explores ideas of 'livingness' in education and in research, through ideas of spirituality, conversation, care and curiosity. Research 'on' education is distinguished from educational research, with the latter having a transformative intention, and this can overcome some of the dualisms that have become embedded in education policy and practice. Research that is surprising has this in common with dialogue, in Buber's terms, and with transformative education. And the care for the object of study that researchers may exhibit is related to mutual care in all ethical relationships. This is an appropriate guide to curiosity. One example of such curious research is the use of conversation, conversation that is more dialogic than dialectical. In such ways, education and research can together be more 'alive', as can we all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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