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Using Biographical Methods in Social Research
This book represents a sustained interdisciplinary dialogue between two colleagues, one steeped in a more sociological understanding, the other, more psychological. Our argument is that usingExpand
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Beyond Fragments: Adults, Motivation And Higher Education
Life can only be understood backwards. In the meantime it has to be lived forwards. (Kierkegaard)
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Beyond Fragments. Adults, Motivation and Higher Education. A Biographical Analysis.
Thinking of fragments self, method and imaginative empathy on becoming a solicitor - the problem of stated reasons telling stories - Brenda and Paul men talking on the Medway men talking - Thanet andExpand
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Using Biographical and Life History approaches in the Study of Adult and Lifelong Learning: European perspectives
This book illuminates the rich and creative uses of biographical and life history approaches in studying adult and lifelong learning, in diverse ways and settings, across many European countries. ItExpand
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Transformative Learning and the Form That Transforms
In this article, I interrogate the changing forms that may be fundamental to transformative learning and how these are best chronicled and understood. Drawing on auto/biographical narrative research,Expand
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Connecting Bourdieu, Winnicott, and Honneth: Understanding the experiences of non-traditional learners through an interdisciplinary lens
Abstract This paper connects Bourdieu's concepts of habitus, dispositions and capital with a psychosocial analysis of how Winnicott's psychoanalysis and Honneth's recognition theory can be ofExpand
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“Telling tales”: Using narrative in career guidance
Abstract In this article the authors argue for the importance of narrative-based approaches in career guidance work in an uncertain, unpredictable world. This requires a paradigmatic shift inExpand
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Negotiating professional and personal biographies in a liquid world: creating space for reflexive innovation in career counselling
ABSTRACT This paper explores the constraints to innovative, creative and reflexive careers counselling in an uncertain neo-liberal world. We draw on previously reported research into practitioners’Expand
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A Gendered Edge: Auto/biographical Research into Doctors and Lifelong Learning in the Inner-city
This paper considers “lifelong learning” among a group of doctors within the “male” medical profession. It explores their struggle to be effective and reflective practitioners, in a world whereExpand
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