Ponderings on ‘Reflexivity’
This new Discussion Topic of Reflexivity picks up on quite a bit of activity by LTE staff and doctoral participants in recent months, some of which has spilled onto these blog pages (e.g. see comments on Magdalena De Stefani’s page). Some of this activity is directly related to:
- Doctoral study (as I think Magdalena’s ideas are, and Eljee also dwelt on this theme in her recent Narrative Matters conference paper),
- researcher development more generally – such as the Developing Researcher Competence (DRC) thinking which Juup and I are working on at MA level,
- reflexivity more broadly in our field of language education and language teacher education – such as Julian’s current work on the reflexive language teacher (educator).
I’m probably being a bit imprecise in my delineation of these varied reflexivity areas of thinking – for which I apologise in advance – and I am also probably missing out other sites of reflexivity thinking – for which I again apologise.
Perhaps this Discussion thread can be a place to bring these separate areas of thinking together, and also a place also for sharing useful texts on this theme (and thereby develop a Bibliography in this area).
Also, would it be useful to upload here the MA materials on Reflexivity as presented in the DRC course unit? EDUC7010_Reflection_and_Reflexivity.