Developing Communities of Inquiry: The Role of Narrative

Costello, Patrick J (2007) Developing Communities of Inquiry: The Role of Narrative.


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My aim in this paper is to examine the role of narrative in developing communities of inquiry. In particular, I shall refer to the teaching of philosophy in schools. Having made some introductory comments about the idea of a ‘community of inquiry’, I examine a well-known narrative approach which is used to support its development. Finally, I outline on one of my own narratives and offer some suggestions as to how it may be used with students undertaking initial teacher education and training (ITET) and other Education programmes, to promote communities of inquiry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article that was originally published in Prospero Vol 13, published by Ingleside-Ashby in 2007. The journal website is available at
Keywords: teacher education and training, teaching of philosophy, teaching in schools
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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