Title

Writing our lived experience: Beyond the (pale) hermeneutic?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Nevada

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education

RAS ID

1083

Comments

Originally published as: Geelan, D. R., & Taylor, P. C. (2001). Writing our lived experience: beyond the (pale) hermeneutic?. EJSE: Electronic Journal of Science Education, 5(4).

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Abstract

In this paper, we make a case for an alternative epistemology of research based on the hermeneutic-phenomenology of Max van Manen (1990). This interpretive approach to understanding the nature of a social phenomenon involves the researcher in making explicit the meaning of a particular lived experience, and generating a pedagogical thoughtfulness in his or her readers. The aim of hermeneutic-phenomenology is to create a dialogical text which resonates with the experiences of readers while, at the same time, evoking a critical reflexivity about their own pedagogical actions.

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