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dc.contributor.advisorBamber, Sally
dc.contributor.advisorJones, Luke
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T09:33:25Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T09:33:25Z
dc.date.issued2020-10
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624475/M.Matthews.%20An%20exploration%20of%20creativity%20in%20the%20lives%20of%20English%20teachers.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationMatthews, M. (2020). An exploration of creativity in the lives of English teachers: Representing voices through found poetry. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624475
dc.description.abstractThis arts-based research sets out to explore the place of creativity in the lives of a group of English teachers in one secondary school in the north west of England. More specifically, it uses found poetry to examine creativity in the lives of English teachers who work within the context of an increasingly performative educational system. As well as interrogating the place of creativity in the lives of the participants, the study also explores how found poetry can be used as a research method to represent and analyse data and communicate research findings in a manner that is democratic and illuminating. The words that created the poems came from two semi-structured interviews with each participant. After the first interview, the participants were able to scrutinise and reflect upon the content of the found poems before returning for a second interview. This recursive process helped build confidence in the findings and gave a deeper understanding of the experiences of the participants in relation to creativity whilst eliciting further responses in the interview process itself. The findings suggest that English teachers have limited space to be creative, or to think differently in their teaching practice. The limited space to be creative comes from the normalising practices of a performance culture, but the restrictions are both real and self-imposed by the participants. There is perhaps a need to find a new space for English teachers to act, or think creatively and form notions of resistance in order to re-think English teacher identity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcreativityen_US
dc.subjectEnglish teachersen_US
dc.subjectpoetryen_US
dc.titleAn exploration of creativity in the lives of English teachers: Representing voices through found poetryen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2021-10-30
dc.type.qualificationnameEdDen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonRecommended 6 month embargoen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US


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