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Scholartistry and intentionally extracurricular professional development: research puzzles accessed through memoir

Walker, Megan Carole (2019) Scholartistry and intentionally extracurricular professional development: research puzzles accessed through memoir. Doctoral thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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ABSTRACT SCHOLARTISTRY AND INTENTIONALLY EXTRACURRICULAR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: RESEARCH PUZZLES ACCESSED THROUGH MEMOIR By Megan Carole Walker The main goal of this self-study was to engage in arts-based research (ABR) for the purposes of promoting open-ended wonderings connected to teacher knowledge and teacher development. In order to conduct this ABR research, I stated explicit subjectivity by situating myself as sole participant in this context-specific self-study. The ABR work of generating and analyzing data for this study allowed me to construct and analyze a memoir surrounding my stories of lived experience working to co-found and develop and outdoor leadership academy for middle school students. To provide focus for this study, I developed a term to describe the activities surrounding my work as teacher, co-founder, and program developer by doing work connected to student achievement that was not required of me and ultimately contributed to my professional development: intentionally extracurricular professional development (IEPD). The data generated and analyzed for this ABR study was constructed in accordance with the Guiding Principles for conducting ABR (Cahnmann-Taylor, 2018) and the seven features of ABR (Barone and Eisner, 1997). Throughout the data construction and analysis, two main themes emerged. The first theme connects to how my avocational activities fed my teaching practices and vice versa. The second theme connects to issues surrounding my distractions during a time of increasing level of threats to school safety. From these themes, research wonders developed beyond the self, yielding suggestions for further research into the stories of lived experience of teachers connected to ABR and IEPD.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: Arts Based Research; Best Loved Self; Intentionally Extracurricular Professional Development; Pedagogical Content Knowledge; Personal Practical Knowledge; Scholartistry; Outdoor education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Education > Teaching and Learning
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 18:08
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 18:08
URI: https://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5607

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