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Seeking out attunement within a pedagogy of relation: A narrative inquiry


2006 2006

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The work of teaching for greater attunement is characterized as a capacity to concomitantly see and act on relational complexities gathering within classrooms, furthering learning. This narrative inquiry renders more visible the process of one teacher's search for greater attunement within the relational complexities of her particular classroom practices. The narrative created discloses the reflexive nature of this search, attending to the relationships found amid teacher, learner and subject matter. The interconnections between the researcher and the participating teacher become integral to envisioning attuned practices. These interconnections are evidenced through the reflexive interplay amid theoretical literature, field texts, and teaching and learning practices. The ensuing narrative account depends upon this constant interchange among teacher, researcher, and other(s) as the medium for sense-making. Layered images indicative of the shared, lived experiences of both teacher and researcher reveal permeating themes across the data, typifying both the teacher's and the researcher's interconnected searches for teaching/learning attunement. The themes portray the fluid, reflexive, demanding and generative work of attuned teaching and learning. These themes form the interpretive ground offering the reader resonance, reaffirming the relational nature of teaching and learning, and challenging educators to envision and revision their teaching/learning practices for greater attunement.

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Subject
Curricula;
Teaching;
Teacher education
Classification
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
0530: Teacher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Attunement; Pedagogy; Professional development; Relational pedagogy
Title
Seeking out attunement within a pedagogy of relation: A narrative inquiry
Author
Fuchser, Kathy J.
Number of pages
136
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 67/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542628009, 0542628007
Advisor
Latta, Margaret Macintyre
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3213467
ProQuest document ID
305275823
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305275823
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