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Narrating development: professional practice emerging within stories

Ramsey, Caroline (2005). Narrating development: professional practice emerging within stories. Action Research, 3(3) pp. 279–295.

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The narrative learning cycle outlined in this article was developed to address three perceived weaknesses in experiential learning cycles and involved three shifts: a shift from one concrete experience to multiple stories; a shift from individual action to social performance; and a shift from an emphasis on cognitive learning to a development of practice. This article recounts the use of such a narrative learning cycle in the development of new practices in the design and practice of an undergraduate management course. Its concluding comments appraise the potential of a narrative learning cycle to enable a professional practitioner to take heed of voices other than their own, appreciate the unavoidably social nature of action and plan their contribution to jointly negotiated practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1741-2617
Keywords: change; decision making; narrative; Performative Learning; reflective practice; social constructionism; storytelling
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 9405
Depositing User: Jackie Fry
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 11:10
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