Becoming critical at Deakin

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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 publicationEducation, social justice and the legacy of Deakin University
Subtitle of host publicationReflections of the Deakin diaspora
EditorsRichard Tinning, Karen Sirna
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Chapter7
Pages77-91
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789460916397
ISBN (Print)9460916376, 9789460916380, 9789460916373
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameTransgressions: cultural studies and education
Volume76

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    Kemmis, S. (2011). Becoming critical at Deakin. In R. Tinning, & K. Sirna (Eds.), Education, social justice and the legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin diaspora (pp. 77-91). (Transgressions: cultural studies and education ; Vol. 76). Sense Publishers.