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Year Long (Extended)
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In this subject, students are challenged to innovate their own forms of narrative practice. Teaching focuses on some of the different methods of innovating that have contributed to new forms of narrative practice (co-research, partnerships, cross-cultural invention, folk cultural innovation, synthesis of practice with readings from outside the field, responding to challenges in relation to politics of experience, translations across languages). This involves revisiting some of the social and intellectual histories of narrative practice and drawing on recent international innovations as case studies of innovation. Drawing on these histories and practices of innovation, in the second half of the subject as the capstone experience, students are then required to undertake an original piece of practice research, with findings presented in a standard required for publication.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- Analyse and distinguish the ways in which narrative practices have been originated in the context of translating them into one’s own context.
- Appraise the ethics of one’s own practice by critiquing the operations of power and privilege in one’s relationships with those with whom one works (‘clients’); and demonstrate practices of accountability to respond to these operations of power and privilege.
- Demonstrate and discuss ‘double-story development’ and the rich description of preferred storylines in one’s own practice.
- Synthesise one's own practice with the histories and theories of narrative therapy.
- Produce an original piece of practice scholarship that is to be of a standard required for publication.
- Design teaching materials and approach, and teach others about the narrative practices they have engaged with.
- Appraise one’s own use of narrative practices and one’s own teaching about these.
Last updated: 31 January 2024