Abstract

The telling and sharing of stories is synonymous with what it is to be human. The narrative threads reaching back through our personal histories help us make sense of who we are. We use stories anecdotally, at school, on dates, or over coffee, to connect with people and social worlds. In academia, storytelling that engenders meaning making is becoming legitimised as a branch of qualitative research that informs us about our culture and identity. Autoethnography is a methodology that links the self (auto) with ethno (culture) to research (graphy) (Reed-Danahay, 1997) and it is this approach that has driven the ethos guiding the developemmt of a creative writing module for undergraduets that the autohors co-devised. This article uses autobiographical storytelling to demonstrate the author’s pedagogic practice and research into storying the self.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Writing in Creative Practice
Volume12
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Autobiography
  • autoethnographic
  • storytelling
  • creative writing
  • pedagogy

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    EMBEDDING WELL-BEING INTO THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM

    Kate Aughterson (Presenter), Jessica Moriarty (Presenter), MIchelle Prentice (Presenter) & John Morton (Presenter)

    Jul 2020

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    TECHNE CONFLUX - PERFORMANCE AS RESEARCH

    Kate Aughterson (Panel Chair) & Jessica Moriarty (Panel Chair)

    1 Apr 201931 May 2020

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