Co-working in Live Supervision: Improvisations for Transformative Learning

Neden, Jeanette and Bradbury, Gail (2011) Co-working in Live Supervision: Improvisations for Transformative Learning. Context, 116. pp. 14-17. ISSN 0969-1936

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In this article, we outline an improvisation in live supervision that we have used on a placement for training family therapists and supervisors at Northumbria University. We explored this as a way of coordinating pluralism across modernist and post-modernist contexts, through generating a lived story of pluralist supervisory-practice. We have engaged in simultaneous multiple positioning as co-workers, live supervisors, teachers and therapists. Co-working contributed to a reconstruction of our relationships to include identities as mutual learners and equal participants. This contributed to the development of a collaborative-learning community through dissolving hierarchical constraints and uncertainties generated by discourses of expertise, assessment, observation and power in supervisory relationships. This difference helped us to access resourcefulness in bringing forth preferred stories about our abilities as learners. Transformative learning was afforded by this improvisation through the integration of different learning modes within a lived story of 'relational being' (Gergen, 2009).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2011 08:19
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 15:25

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