PED8014 - Introductng Autoethnography: Theory and Practice
Nytt fra studieåret 2017/2018
Karakter: Bestått/Ikke bestått
This two day course will introduce PhD students and interested others to the methodology and method of autoethnography. After introductions, it will proceed according to the sequence of its learning objectives, as also described in the program below. Autoethnography will be comprehensively described and discussed in the context of qualitative inquiry more generally, and in relation to ontoepistemological, theoretical, political and methodological issues. The discussion will then turn to important concerns around subjectivity, voice, writing-performing, and evaluating and disseminating autoethnographic work. Following an illustrated consideration of ethical challenges, the course will end with a focus on participants possible use of autoethnography in their own disciplines. (Prior to the course, participants are strongly encouraged to selectively read some of Grants exemplar autoethnographies and the introductory reading listed in the suggested reading list below).
By the end of the course, students will be able to
Understand the main characteristics of autoethnography, as methodology and method.
Describe its range of philosophical, theoretical, political and methodological governing assumptions and principles.
Consider how their own professional and personal experiences, and epiphanies, could be used in beginning single authored or relational, collaborative autoethnographies.
Understand the arguments for regarding subjectivity as a resource more than a hindrance in autoethnographic and, more widely, social and human inquiry.
Evaluate critical challenges to the neutral voice.
Understand the preparation and effort that needs to go into writing and performing autoethnography.
Appreciate the opportunities and constraints around the dissemination of autoethnographic work.
Anticipate the kinds of ethical challenges in conducting and disseminating autoethnographic writing, and the ways to engage with these challenges.
Assess the applicability and opportunities for the use of autoethnography to enhance and advance knowledge and practice in counseling, education, therapy and organizational development.
Læringsformer og aktiviteter
Teaching methods and activities: lectures and seminars
Mer om vurdering
Paper: 12-15 pages. Must be handed in before the January 22 2018. The research questions of the paper must be within the frame of the course and should relate to some of the course literature. Paper to be sent to both Ottar Ness, email@example.com and Bengt Karlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
A literature list of aproximately 500 pages will be published later on
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