Learning who I am: The exploration of my guiding values through a Living Theory methodology

TitleLearning who I am: The exploration of my guiding values through a Living Theory methodology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsVaughan, M
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume12
Start Page62
Issue1
Pagination62-80
Date Published06/2019
Type of ArticleLiving Theory
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

This manuscript follows my journey of self-discovery as I uncover and validate my core value of connection with students through the lens of living-theory. Simultaneously learning about the role living-educational-theory plays within our identities as practitioners and scholars alongside my own living-theory work, I intend to capture the developmental experiences of new scholars to this field. Through a longitudinal analysis of student evaluation comments and critical conversations with students and mentors, I attempted to validate my core values of connection and caring as well as discover where the tensions in my practice exist. Additionally, I engaged in an action research cycle designed to address tensions I found in creating relationships with my online students. By sharing my work within my community, I hope to create safe places where others can embark on this journey and experience the sense of wholeness and peace that comes with aligning your practice to your living-educational theory.

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