Title

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

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

University of Nevada

Faculty

Faculty of 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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