Title

Coming to Know Within 'Healthy Uncertainty': An Autoethnography of Engagement and Transformation in Undergraduate Education

Publication Date

12-1-2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article is an autoenthnographic account of the yearlong journey of two undergraduates and their instructor when the traditional classroom structures associated with the banking concept of education were altered in an upper division class and follow-on research experiences. These changes focused on foregrounding students' experiences of the uncertainties inherent in the process of coming to know. Scaffolding this process within a context of 'healthy uncertainty' is described. Within this context, student engagement deepened allowing for generalization of knowledge and transformative personal experiences as the links between school and everyday life became more transparent.

Publication Title

Teaching In Higher Education

Volume

17

Issue

6

First Page

710

Last Page

721

DOI

10.1080/13562517.2012.666733

Version

pre-print, post-print with 18-month embargo

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