AM•EI Educational Research Methodology Series (ERMS) 2018

Educational Research Methodologies Series

Inaugural AM•EI Educational Research Methodology Series (ERMS): Narrative Inquiry

The AM•EI ERMS brings together renowned experts and educators to share knowledge on and deepen the understanding of various qualitative research methodologies in healthcare education studies for greater academic impact.

What is Narrative Inquiry, and how could you apply it in your educational research?

Narrative inquiry is a qualitative research methodology developed by Prof Jean Clandinin and Prof Michael Connelly in the late 20th century. If you are interested in studying the lived experience of individuals through stories, this methodology would be of interest to you! By using narrative inquiry’s conceptual framework of temporality, sociality, and place in teaching, you would be able to understand, for instance, how the professional identity of a healthcare professional is formed.

22 OCT (Mon)

AM•EI Workshop 1:
Introduction to Narrative Inquiry
1.00pm - 4.00pm | Duke-NUS Medical School Training Room 3D

This workshop provides a brief theoretical, methodological, and practical overview of narrative inquiry. It will develop participants' understandings and commitment to narrative inquiry as a complex and relational research methodology. Through hands-on practice, participants will explore the various forms of field texts and possibilities for creating research texts.

Maximum class size is 16. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration for this workshop is closed due to overwhelming response!


23 OCT (Tue)

AM•EI Education Grand Round:
Narrative Reflective Practice: Forms of Narrative Pedagogy
2.00pm - 3.00pm | Academia L2-S2

Drawing on studies with experienced physicians and physicians-in-training, the speakers will outline narrative reflective practice as one form of narrative pedagogy. Educators can gain insights into how reflective practice could be used to develop physician skills through experiential learning activities, such as analysing parallel charts and exploring the collaborative practices of inquiring into charts.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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24 OCT (Wed)

AM•EI Educational Research Methodology Talk:
Narrative Inquiry: Thinking with Relational Ethics
1.00pm - 2.00pm | Academia L1-S1

Beginning from an ethics of care, the speakers have further developed their understanding of relational ethics in narrative inquiry. In this talk, they will discuss how they continuously learn in relationships, relationships that change who they are, and are becoming, as researchers. Drawing on their past and current studies they will make visible the central place relational ethics holds in narrative inquiry.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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25 OCT (Thu)

AM•EI Workshop 2:
Thinking with Key Touchstones in Narrative Inquiry
8.30am - 11.30am | Duke-NUS Medical School Training Room 3D

This workshop explores the key touchstones of narrative inquiry and focuses on relational and ethical considerations in the inquiry process. Through interactive activities, the different touchstones of narrative inquiry will be highlighted. Participants are encouraged to explore issues relevant to their own research in this workshop.

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend Workshop 1: "Introduction to Narrative Inquiry"
in order to fully benefit from this workshop. 
Maximum class size is 16. Registration is on a
first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for this workshop is closed due to overwhelming response!


26 OCT (Fri)

Duke-NUS Educational Research Journal Club:
Narrative Inquiry and Medical Education: Exploring Possibilities 
12.00pm - 1.00pm | Duke-NUS Medical School Training Room 3D

This journal club will explore the article written by Clandinin, Berendonk, & Cave (2016) entitled ‘Narrative inquiry: A relational research methodology for medical education’. This article examines the issue of healthcare professionals’ identity formation. The session will also focus on practice and research possibilities.

Registered participants will receive a link to view the article. 
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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About the Speakers

Prof Jean Clandinin

Professor Emerita & Founding Director, Centre for Research for Teacher Education & Development, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof Jean Clandinin is the co-founder of Narrative Inquiry, a qualitative research methodology. A former teacher, counsellor, and psychologist, Prof Clandinin has authored many books and articles. She is the past Vice President of Division B (Curriculum Studies) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and has won numerous awards such as the Canadian Association of Teacher Education lifetime achievement award. She was also awarded the 2017 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria.

Prof Vera Caine

Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Canada

A professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Prof Vera Caine’s clinical practice relates to community health nursing and nursing in remote northern communities in Canada as well as vulnerable populations within the inner city. Her research interests focus on epistemological and ontological commitments in narrative inquiry, visual methodologies and narrative pedagogical approaches.