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Interdisciplinary Reflective Practice through Duoethnography

Examples for Educators

  • Richard D. Sawyer
  • Joe Norris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Duoethnographies of Classroom Practice

  3. Duoethnographies of University Practice

  4. Duoethnography of Professional Practice

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


This book explores the value of duoethnography to the study of interdisciplinary practice. Through rich stories, scholars illustrate how dialogic and relational forms of research help to facilitate deeply emic, personal, and situated understandings of practice and promote personal reflexivity and changes in practice. In this book, students, teachers, and practitioners use duoethnography to become more aware, dialogic, imaginative, and relational in their teaching. Forms of practice examined in this book include education, drama, nursing, counseling, and art in classroom, university, and larger professional spaces.


Duoethnography critical reflection professionalism curriculum theory curriculum change teaching nursing education drama education teacher preparation anthropology curriculum education ethnography philosophy social science

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Sawyer
    • 1
  • Joe Norris
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of EducationWashington State University Vancouver Professor of EducationPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Brock University St CatharinesCanada

About the editors

Richard D. Sawyer is Professor of Education at Washington State University Vancouver, USA. His scholarship focuses on qualitative research and curricular theory. He is interested in reflexive and transformative curriculum within transnational contexts, especially those related to education and neo-liberalism and homo-normativity. 

Joe Norris is Professor of Drama in Education and Applied Theatre at Brock University, Canada. He is the recipient of the 2015 Tom Barone Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts Based Educational Research from the Arts Based Educational Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. He has focused his teaching and research on fostering a playful, creative, participatory and socially aware stance toward self and Other.

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