30 July 2013
Join us on July 30 for the second in a series of six talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of arts-based and arts-informed research. A list of further reading is provided for each topic. In this presentation, Associate Professor Lesley Harbon will describe how our personal and professional narratives embody our knowledge, values and understandings. She will show how, in the case of education research, we can examine and analyse teachers' and students' stories of classrooms, teaching and learning to investigate education practices and explore different phenomena. Narrative-inquiry research will be examined to shed insights into how best to gather stories, thereby finding meaning within them.
Education Building A35, Room 612
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Associate Professor Lesley Harbon is Associate Dean (International) and Languages Curriculum Coordinator at the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Lesley has taught Indonesian and German at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Her work with language-teacher education has developed through positions she has held since the mid 90s in teacher-education faculties at the universities of Tasmania and Sydney. For 15 years, until the early 1990s, Lesley edited Pelangi, a publication for the teaching and learning of Indonesian in Australian schools and from 2002 until 2006 Lesley edited Babel, the journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. She continues to research in the areas of language-teacher education, intercultural-languages education, bilingual-immersion education and study-abroad short-term programs for language teachers.
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