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Narrative Inquiry in Education Research Course Description @AERA Chicago

Here’s the course description for our (Colette Daiute and Phil Kreniske) AERA Professional Development Course

Those of you attending feel free to post questions and comments.

If you couldn’t make it but are interested in our work feel free to reach out too!

PDC09: Narrative Inquiry in Education Research
The course format includes presentations and hands-on modules for narrative research design and narrative analysis in studies of teaching and learning sensitive to diversity, social change, and other issues. This course demonstrates and practices research designs and strategies involving students, teachers, and policy makers in educational contexts addressing diversity, power relations, social justice goals, as well as relevant curricula. Assignments include doing values analysis, significance analysis, practice making observations from analyses addressing research questions, and to examine narrative data provided by the instructors or data brought by course participants. No equipment or prior experience with narrative analysis is required. Course participants are graduate students, early career scholars, and advanced researchers becoming familiar with narrative inquiry or extending prior experience to another approach.

Narrative Inquiry in Education Research

Narrative Inquiry in Education Research

Professional Development Course @ AERA, San Francisco, 2013


Colette Daiute, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Phil Kreniske, Graduate Center & Hunter College, CUNY


This professional development workshop presents an approach to research that builds on the natural processes of narrating in everyday life.  The course offers a theoretical overview, examples, and hands-on modules for narrative inquiry addressing questions of teaching, learning and development.  The format is a sequence of presentations and guided activities for narrative research design and narrative analysis.  The goals of the course are to define and enact a socio-cultural approach to narrative inquiry with consistent education research design strategies and data analysis tools.  A feature of this workshop is the innovative systematic approach to practice-based research using narrative to mediate social relations, diversity, and learning across a range of educational contexts.  These goals are addressed with examples from prior funded and published research.  Participants are beginning and advanced researchers interested in learning about and applying narrative methods in their projects. All are welcome (but not required) to bring descriptions and data to apply to the course syllabus.

Contact Professor Daiute with questions.

If you have registered for the course please follow this link to post a brief description of your interests, when prompted enter the password Colette sent with her introductory email.

To register: Select PDC07: Narrative Inquiry in Education Research at


Course data/location: Friday April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level – Grand Ballroom East, San Francisco, CA

American Education Research Association