A Narrative Conception of Professional Development as a Nested Community

  • Hiroko Kubota University of Alberta
  • Jinny Menon University of Alberta
  • Dorit Redlich-Amirav University of Alberta
  • Muna Saleh University of Alberta

Abstract

Thinking narratively (Clandinin, 2013), we inquire into our ongoing personal and professional development within the shaping of a nested community. By traveling to diverse worlds (Lugones, 1987), we attend to some of our stories to live by (Connelly & Clandinin, 1999) and illuminate how living and telling stories within our community shapes and reshapes who we are and are becoming as narrative inquirers. Holding tensions and possibilities close, we create(d) a space where we can be ourselves and can personally and professionally learn alongside one another. It is both a safe space of coming home and starting new journeys.

Published
2015-09-01
How to Cite
KUBOTA, Hiroko et al. A Narrative Conception of Professional Development as a Nested Community. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 161-176, sep. 2015. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/A-Narrative-Conception-of-Professional-Development-as-a-Nested-Community>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2018.