Article | European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults | Exploring nurses’ learning

Title:
Exploring nurses’ learning
Author:
Lioba Howatson-Jones: Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0040
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Year:
2012
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-57
No. of pages:
15
Publication type:
Article
Published:
2011-08-22


The aim of this paper is to explore the concept of compelling space for learning. The research presented uses an auto/biographical methodology to explore nurses’ learning. Theoretical perspective is drawn from biographical approaches and ideas around development of the self, to examine the nature of people’s experience. The argument is advanced, through the narrations of three study participants from a PhD study, that there is a need for nurses to have space to tell their stories of learning and to reconnect with personal experience. The narrations focus upon learning by mistake, developing an interpretive imagination and using biography in teaching and learning and have something to contribute to the development of spaces of learning. This is developed further by considering how biographical method and reflexive responses offer opportunity to find the personal voice and make spaces more compelling and integrative as a different form of pedagogy for nurse education.

Keywords: Compelling space; auto/biography; interpretive imagination; dehyphenation

Volume 3, Issue: 1, Article 4, 2012

Author:
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Title:
Exploring nurses’ learning:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0040
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Volume 3, Issue: 1, Article 4, 2012

Author:
Lioba Howatson-Jones
Title:
Exploring nurses’ learning:
DOI:
10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela0040
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