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How am I bringing an educationally entrepreneurial spirit into higher education?

Crotty, Yvonne (2012) How am I bringing an educationally entrepreneurial spirit into higher education? PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

The originality of my research lies in clarifying and explaining what it means for me to have an educational entrepreneurial spirit and the values I hold that demonstrate this spirit in an explanation of educational influence in learning. This explanation includes a responsibility for students and acknowledging my values of passion and care (‘love’ of what I do), safety, creativity and excellence within my practice. The unit of appraisal in a living theory methodology is the explanation of the influence in my own learning, the learning of others and in the learning of social formations. The methodological inventiveness, particular to the Living Educational Theory methodology, has afforded me an opportunity to express who I really am; body, mind and spirit. I use multimodal forms to communicate and express of the nature of the knowledge that I am generating. I can now claim that my values have become living standards of judgement. Music plays an integral part of my life and has been a source of enjoyment and inspiration for me over the years. I have shown its importance by embedding it within my doctoral research to express and represent the meaning of emotion. I explain the importance of addressing emotion in education and the merits of reflecting on our experiences in order to become more educationally entrepreneurial, by taking risks, awakening our creativity and bringing ideas into action. Within these safe educational spaces I connect the head with the heart, marry the ‘sense and soul’ (Wilber, 1988) to combine a constructivist, behaviourist, cognitive pedagogical approach that avoids a fragmented learning experience as I inspire others to bring their ideas to fruition.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:November 2012
Refereed:No
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Supervisor(s):Farren, Margaret
Uncontrolled Keywords:Living Educational Theory; Learning Experience; Educational Entrepreneurship
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Education Studies
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17540
Deposited On:04 Dec 2012 14:01 by Yvonne Crotty. Last Modified 22 Nov 2013 10:15

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