IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Voice, authority and truth

03 November 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

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On this webinar, Aine McAllister will present a poetic output from a recent poetic inquiry project to frame a discussion on applied ethnopoetic analysis.

This event is free.

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Nicole Brown

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Aine will discuss the subject as a means of revealing voice, the ethical considerations of representation and 'ownership' and share reflections on the intersection between ethnopoetics as a linguistic analysis technique and the researcher's poetic representation.

She will discuss poetry as a viable method of presenting research findings because of its capacity as a form to remain close to or 'true' to the voice of research participants and their perspectives.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in practice as research, practice-based research, practice-led research and practitioner research.

Practice As Research network seminar series

This seminar is organised by the Practice As Research network at the UCL Institute of Education. The network aims to bring together the many different strands of practice-led/based research across all disciplines so as to not be limited by disciplinary conventions, but instead to benefit from cross-disciplinary fertilisation.

In the wider academic communities, there are many terms in use to describe the research-practice nexus we are talking about in our network. For the sake of consistency we adopt the term 'practice as research'. Fundamentally, the network considers practice as research any practice that is underpinned by scholarship and academic rigour.


About the Speaker

Aine McAllister

Lecturer at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Aine's research interests include critical poetic inquiry as a dialogic pedagogical approach, applied ethnopoetic analysis (linguistic ethnography) of conversational narrative to uncover voice and dialogue as a means to elicit poetry to amplify voice. Her work is situated at the intersection of applied linguistics and poetry as research.

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