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KATHLEEN M. ARMOUR

In: Handbook of Physical Education

Chapter 26: The Way to a Teacher's Heart: Narrative Research in Physical Education

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The Way to a Teacher's Heart: Narrative Research in Physical Education
The way to a teacher's heart: Narrative research in physical education

When teachers told their stories and responded to others' stories in sustained conversation groups, they came to understand their own practices in new ways. Their participation in these groups led them, many said, to new insights, new restoried knowledge. Many described their experiences in these groups as their most powerful professional development. (Clandinin, 2001, p. viii)

The Story Begins …

This chapter is about a range of research methods that use forms of “story” and “storying” to help teachers (and ultimately pupils) to learn. The genre encompasses research approaches such as life history, biography and autoethnography, and employs mainly qualitative methods. However, all the different approaches ...

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