Framing Ethical Relationality in Teacher Education

Status: Current

Dates: 2010 - 2015

Māori Relevant Content: Yes

Project Abstract

This project explores the way in which ethical relationality with the Other may be framed within teacher education programmes. The project critiques both possibilities and challenges across a range of contexts including global citizenship education, service-learning and physical education teacher education.

Data was collected through two varied methods: (1) first year university student surveys and interviews, which aimed to explore way in which the Other is perceived; and (2) a self-study project interrogating my own epistemological and ontological understandings of the Other.

Findings from the study led to the development of a post-critical possibility for teacher education, with a particular focus on service-learning and physical education contexts. This work draws on a number of key scholars including Emmanuel Levinas, Gert Biesta, Sharon Todd and Vanessa Andreotti.

Researchers - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines