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Author Sinner, Anita, 1967-
Title Unfolding the unexpectedness of uncertainty : creative nonfiction and the lives of becoming teachers / by Anita Sinner, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Imprint Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, 2013.

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Series Social fictions series
Social fictions series.
Subject Women art teachers -- Canada -- Fiction.
Women art teachers -- Training of -- Canada -- Fiction.
First year teachers -- Canada -- Fiction.
Creative nonfiction, Canadian.
Description 1 online resource (103 pages) : illustrations.
Contents Introduction: Creative nonfiction as a method of inquiry -- Creative nonfiction as arts research -- Chapter 1: Unfolding -- Ruth's Story -- I'm going to build a bridge -- If you fail to plan, you plan to fail -- Walking over the bridge -- I am the paintbrush -- The long practicum went really well -- There's a new bridge to cross -- Chapter 2: Unexpectedness -- Ann's story -- It runs in my blood -- I just felt like I was going to a residential school or something -- I've always been an activist-type person -- I found myself in a place I visited often -- I just swallow hard -- I want to try new things and experiment -- I had to be a root of care to the tree of unhappiness that lived in the classroom -- I hope to open their eyes -- Chapter 3: Uncertainty -- Nathalie's story -- I have no real expectations of this program -- She wants to be the 'cool teacher' -- I was so invisible -- I felt like I was overreacting a little bit -- I have to be a good role model -- It feels good so far -- A game of dramatic hats -- My challenge was to focus on the positive -- Becoming a good teacher -- Afterword / Erika Hasebe-Ludt -- Biography.
Summary Unfolding the Unexpectedness of Uncertainty invites readers to share in the stories of Ruth, Ann and Nathalie as they transition from students to teachers. Rendering their experiences as short stories from the field of teacher education brings a dimension of social biography to scholarship. As creative nonfiction, these stories act as catalysts to understand teacher culture from first-person accounts. Their stories may be described as openings: Ruths unfolding; Anns unexpectedness; and Nathalies uncertainty. Such narratives are exemplars of arts research, extending the purpose, intent, outcomes and dissemination of research by making scholarly study a more intimate and personal experience through the lives of student-teachers. Entering research practices with a perspective that stories are effective teaching tools that represent cultural artefacts, these stories help make sense of practices in public schools and in postsecondary teacher training, and help students, teachers and teacher educators to better understand the operations of the educational system. Unfolding the Unexpectedness of Uncertainty can be used as case studies for undergraduate and graduate students and academic researchers in fields of study involving creative nonfiction and life writing, such as Education, Creative Writing, English, Womens Studies, Social and Cultural Geography, Sociology and Integrated Studies.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789462093560 (electronic bk.)
9462093563 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-6209-356-0
OCLC # 863388773
Additional Format Print version: Sinner, Anita, 1967- Unfolding the unexpectedness of uncertainty. Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, 2013 9789462093546 (OCoLC)860809566