This course is intended to engage students in an exploration of the narrative inquiry process. A central focus will be on engaging in narrative inquiries with children, youth, and their families. The course will create spaces for participants to narratively inquire into their experiences with children, youth, and families and to explore how, as narrative inquirers, we might attend more closely to teachers’, children’s/youth's, and families’ complex lives in relational ways. Concepts for consideration will include, among others, narrative inquiry as a relational research methodology and peace education. The course intent is to explore how these concepts can be woven together to understand the living of lives, contributing to more just, peaceful, and meaningful schools and communities.
Instructor: Dr. Sean Lessard