A self-reflective practitioner and a new definition of critical participatory action research

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Abstract

Susan Groundwater-Smith is an exemplary model of the self-reflective practitioner. Ever since her days of primary teaching, when she discovered ideas and theories that could enliven and enlighten her educational work, she has continued to debate and critically interrogate not only her adversaries, her friends and the contemporary research literature, but also, and more doggedly, herself. She is a practitioner par excellence of this special practice: the practice of inhaling rich observations of educational life (detailed in careful notes written up soon after), reflecting deeply on her own and others' educational experience, locating her ideas precisely in the current scholarship of teaching, and exhaling insightful writing about teaching that allows readers to see their worlds more clearly and understand them more deeply.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking educational practice through reflexive research
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in honour of Susan Groundwater-Smith
EditorsNicole Mockler, Judyth Sachs
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Chapter2
Pages11-29
Number of pages19
Volume7
ISBN (Electronic)9789400708051
ISBN (Print)9789400708044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProfessional learning and development in schools and higher education
Volume7

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    Kemmis, S. (2011). A self-reflective practitioner and a new definition of critical participatory action research. In N. Mockler, & J. Sachs (Eds.), Rethinking educational practice through reflexive research: Essays in honour of Susan Groundwater-Smith (Vol. 7, pp. 11-29). (Professional learning and development in schools and higher education ; Vol. 7). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0805-1_2