A Narrative Conception of Professional Development as a Nested Community

  • Hiroko Kubota University of Alberta
  • Jinny Menon University of Alberta
  • Dorit Redlich-Amirav University of Alberta
  • Muna Saleh University of Alberta
Keywords: narrative, professional development, personal development, community, story


Thinking narratively (Clandinin, 2013), we inquire into our ongoing personal and professional development within the shaping of a nested community. By traveling to diverse worlds (Lugones, 1987), we attend to some of our stories to live by (Connelly & Clandinin, 1999) and illuminate how living and telling stories within our community shapes and reshapes who we are and are becoming as narrative inquirers. Holding tensions and possibilities close, we create(d) a space where we can be ourselves and can personally and professionally learn alongside one another. It is both a safe space of coming home and starting new journeys.

How to Cite
Kubota, H., Menon, J., Redlich-Amirav, D., & Saleh, M. (2015). A Narrative Conception of Professional Development as a Nested Community. LEARNing Landscapes, 9(1), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v9i1.751