Challenges of multi-professional working within one English Higher Education Institution: ‘We hit a giant’: is this a shared experience?

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Soan, S., Delahunt, T. and Le Moine, G. 2020. Challenges of multi-professional working within one English Higher Education Institution: ‘We hit a giant’: is this a shared experience? PRACTICE. https://doi.org/10.1080/25783858.2020.1831888
AuthorsSoan, S., Delahunt, T. and Le Moine, G.
Abstract

This paper discusses the process and outcome of an innovative qualitative research approach evidencing the lived experiences of a group of academics who were confronting what they felt at the time to be the indisputable extinction of their network. In an effort to provide a constructive response to the academics’ despondency and lack of agency, one colleague, Tom, suggested using a creative approach to enable individual voices to be heard, acknowledged and appropriately shared. Utilising this consideration, the findings from a collection of personal narrative reflections were thematically analysed, snipped and re-situated in order to create a poem telling and highlighting the elements academics considered were the key drivers for their frustrations and disillusionment.

KeywordsProfessional reflection; Therapeutic reflection; Expressive arts; Innovative research methodology; Poetry; Institutional development; Creative writing; Writing as therapy
Year2020
JournalPRACTICE
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
ISSN2578-3858
2578-3866
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/25783858.2020.1831888
Official URLhttp://doi.org/10.1080/25783858.2020.1831888
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Online25 Oct 2020
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Accepted30 Sep 2020
Deposited22 Feb 2021
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Soan, S. (2013) (unpublished thesis) An exploration, through a small number of case studies, of the education provision for Looked After Children (LAC) who have experienced early life abuse or neglect.

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