The social self in self-study: author conversations

SOURCE: Making connections: self-study & social action
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Mitchell, K.Pithouse, R.Moletsane
SOURCE EDITOR(S): K.Pithouse, C.Mitchell, R.Moletsane
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENT, HIGHER EDUCATION, SELF-STUDY, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6096

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Abstract

Knowing more about ourselves as teachers and teacher educators change us, provokes growth, jolts us out of complacency -sometimes radically, in ways that can seem transformative. IN the course of examining one's practice systematically, a pivotal "aha' moment can occur, a jolting of the kaleidoscope that shifts our view when we reach one of those precise or fuzzy points at which we are irrevocably changed. The very process of self-study itself changes its practitioners and their situations. Seeing things differently, self-study can prod us to take action.