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Writing our lived experience: Beyond the (Pale) hermeneutic?

Geelan, D.R. and Taylor, P.C. (2001) Writing our lived experience: Beyond the (Pale) hermeneutic? EJSE: Electronic Journal of Science Education, 5 (4).

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In this paper, we make a case for an alternative epistemology of research based on the hermeneutic-phenomenology of Max van Manen (1990). This interpretive approach to understanding the nature of a social phenomenon involves the researcher in making explicit the meaning of a particular lived experience, and generating a pedagogical thoughtfulness in his or her readers. The aim of hermeneutic-phenomenology is to create a dialogical text which resonates with the experiences of readers while, at the same time, evoking a critical reflexivity about their own pedagogical actions.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Southwestern University
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