It's like dancing diamonds: Finding meaning in the stories we tell

Collins, Di, Foxwell, Victoria, Fry, Adam, Laird, Catriona, Loynes, Christopher ORCID logo ORCID: , Meese, Stu, Riley, Dan, SMITH, RICHARD and Tylor, Jon (2020) It's like dancing diamonds: Finding meaning in the stories we tell. Horizons .

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We came together for 90 minutes as part of an IOL webinar to explore what our anecdotes of ‘best practice’ might reveal about our profession. We were all sorts – educators, instructors, coaches, youth workers, health workers – an interesting bunch but a challenging start from which to find consensus with so many different activities, clients, environments and purposes. Yet there it was, amongst the stories we shared with each other about ‘examples of our best practice’ appeared several common threads in most and sometimes all the stories – the importance of reflection, autonomy, awareness, nature connection, creativity and, the standout theme, adaptability. So, we got stuck in to examining what the stories could tell us. Here’s what we came up with.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Horizons
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISSN: 1462-0677
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 16:33


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