Narrating development: professional practice emerging within stories

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1476750305056003

Abstract

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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 9405
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1741-2617
  • Keywords
  • change; decision making; narrative; Performative Learning; reflective practice; social constructionism; storytelling
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2005 SAGE Publications
  • Depositing User
  • Jackie Fry

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