ABOUT THE SELF-REFLEXIVE METHODOLOGIES SIG
Self-reflexivity in research brings to the fore a focus on examining, questioning and theorising the lived experiences and selves of researchers. The Self-Reflexive Methodologies special interest group (SIG) of the South African Education Research Association (SAERA) has been active since 2014. Each year a collaborative SIG symposium is held at the annual SAERA conference. The symposia have focused on narratives (2015), poetic inquiry (2016), object inquiry (2017), and memory-work (2018). 71 academics from 18 higher education institutions have participated in SIG activities since 2014. SIG participants are located within a range of academic and professional disciplines, but all share an interest in research methodologies that require self-reflexivity – including, but not limited to, self-study of practice, autoethnography and narrative inquiry. The SIG works to facilitate development of a research learning community through a range of virtual and face-to-face activities that open new spaces for innovative, self-reflexive educational research in South Africa.
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