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Being a student again: a narrative study of a teacher's experience
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. (Physics Education Research / Fysikens didaktik)
2010 (English)In: Teaching in Higher Education, ISSN 1356-2517, E-ISSN 1470-1294, Vol. 15, no 4, 423-433 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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For some time there has been a focus in higher education research towards understanding the student experience of learning. This article presents a narrative analysis of the experience of a teacher who re-entered the learning world of undergraduate students by enrolling in a challenging chemical engineering course. The analysis identifies multiple lenses in the narrative: of student, of researcher, of teacher and of mature student. A personal reflective genre was noted which displayed an overriding emotional tenor, linked both to the emotions associated with the individual experience of struggling with difficult tasks and those arising from negotiating the social interactions of the learning environment. This hermeneutic engagement points to the value in teachers exploring their own learning, as well as new possibilities for critically examining the implications of apparently progressive teaching methodologies.

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2010. Vol. 15, no 4, 423-433 p.
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Physics with specialization in Physics Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129343DOI: 10.1080/13562510903560028ISI: 000279633300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129343DiVA: diva2:343008
Available from: 2010-08-11 Created: 2010-08-11 Last updated: 2011-01-03Bibliographically approved

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