Learning who I am: The exploration of my guiding values through a Living Theory methodology
|Title||Learning who I am: The exploration of my guiding values through a Living Theory methodology|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||Living Theory|
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.