When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning

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Roux, Rian. 2021. "When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning." Mulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Researchers at Risk: Precarity, Jeopardy and Uncertainty in Academia. Cham, Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 71-84
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When Faith is on the Line: Exploring the Personal Risks and Rewards of Transformative Learning

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleResearchers at Risk: Precarity, Jeopardy and Uncertainty in Academia
Authors
AuthorRoux, Rian
EditorsMulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range71-84
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Chapter Number5
Number of Pages14
Year2021
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783030538569
9783030538576
ISSN2662-7345
2662-7353
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53857-6_5
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-53857-6_5
Abstract

Through an autobiographical lens, this chapter explores the potential of disorientation, the process of transformation and the challenges associated with researching a topic in which one is personally invested. I have found that, when it comes to deeply held values and beliefs, the academic landscape can be precarious, for there can be significant emotional and psycho-social consequences of undergoing transformative learning. It is in this space that the identity and occupation of the researcher interact in significant ways, which raises important questions relating to reflexive practice: Have I considered the potential personal cost involved in my research; and am I prepared to maintain a professional degree of critical distance from my subject matter, allowing the evidence to guide me and my colleagues to challenge me?

KeywordsDisorientation, Faith, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Transformative learning, Truth, Values, Beliefs
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390202. History and philosophy of education
390303. Higher education
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Journal TitlePalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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