Working on failures and vulnerabilities: Improving my practice leading an educational initiative concerned with Emotional Intelligence in Nepal

TitleWorking on failures and vulnerabilities: Improving my practice leading an educational initiative concerned with Emotional Intelligence in Nepal
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsShrestha, B
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume14
Start Page51
Issue2
Pagination51-77
Date Published12/2021
Type of ArticleLiving theory
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract
I interact with three different orders of reality – the natural, the practical, and the discursive – as I develop my human emotionality concerning failures and vulnerabilities. This article investigates and documents my journey towards social engagement, acknowledging and working on my failures and vulnerabilities as a part of being human. Influenced strongly by the work of Whitehead and McNiff (2009) on a Living Educational Theory approach to Action Research, I posed a research question for my Ph.D. studies, ‘How can I improve my practice as the founder and educator of an education initiative to foster emotional intelligence for the transformation in self and others?’
This article is based on my personal experience documented using a multi-media narrative approach and the method of empathetic resonance (Sardello, 2009) and the personal knowledge gained over the past five years through critical reflection. I take this article as the documentation of the beginning of my continuous evolution of working on my living value that is accepting my vulnerabilities and failures and working on it as a Living Educational Theory researcher for whom the flourishing of humanity is through her work as an educator who has been improving her practices while trying to enable transformation in others.
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