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Changing from the inside out: Inquiry into the emotional circles of knowledge on an educational change journey

Saunders, R.ORCID: 0000-0002-2107-7934 (2009) Changing from the inside out: Inquiry into the emotional circles of knowledge on an educational change journey. In: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference 2009, 13 - 17 April 2009, San Diego, CA

Abstract

The emotional dimension of the educational change process is widely acknowledged in the literature and yet remains largely neglected by researchers. Viewing change through this lens yields a rich source of information that can serve to extend and potentially redefine our understanding of educational change theory.

This paper examines the impact of a four year systemic change professional development initiative designed to extend the instructional practices of tertiary vocational education and training (VET) teachers. A mixed methods approach was taken to examine impact, by positioning the individual at the core of inquiry and radiating outwards, the study explores personal relationships with and emotional connections to the wider systems that orbit and co-construct individual realities of the educational change journey.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Conference Website: https://www.aera.net/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56080
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