Collaging Memories: Reimagining Teacher-Researcher Identities and Perspectives
In “Collaging Memories: Reimagining Teacher-Researcher Identities and Perspectives,” Daisy Pillay, Reena Ramkelewan, and Anita Hiralaal explore teacher-researcher identities and perspectives through the piecing together of lived experience and practice using collage. The exemplars are drawn from ongoing doctoral research by two emerging South African scholars, Reena and Anita. Reena’s mosaic piece reveals how collage making assisted her in recognising the multiple and layered selves that constitute her life and work as a teacher-researcher in a public primary school. Anita’s piece shows how creating a collage portrait helped her bring together memories of critical experiences and significant people who influenced her in becoming a certain type of teacher educator. Together, Reena’s and Anita’s accounts of collaging memories show how collage making can reinvigorate critical moments of the past for new perspectives to inform teacher-researchers’ selves and practices.
KeywordsCollage Memory-work South Africa Teacher professional learning Teacher-researcher identities
We thank our peer reviewer, Devarakshanam Govinden (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), for her helpful advice on how to strengthen the chapter.
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