Surviving the cacophony of educational worlds: The transformative potential of aesthetic inquiry

Year: 2011

Author: Black, Alison

Type of paper: Refereed paper

If unprepared for them, the realities of teaching can challenge, confront and paralyse the valued ideals and philosophies of teachers. An orientation to teacher education that embraces the ambiguous, dilemma ridden nature of teaching and encourages teachers to contextualise personal knowledge and ways of knowing within an understanding of story, time and place is crucial if teachers are to stay the course, manage surprise, and maintain their hope and vision.