Listening to voices of self : digital journaling among gifted young adolescents

Dillon, Lisette (2010) Listening to voices of self : digital journaling among gifted young adolescents. Qualitative Research Journal, 10(1), pp. 13-27.

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The lives of gifted young adolescents are often subject to adult-generated and expert narratives that can impact a developing sense of self. However, opportunities for gifted young adolescents to represent themselves as informants can emerge through digital forms of qualitative research. This paper reports on the value of digital writing of journal entries, delivered by email to a researcher over several months, as an alternative to face-to-face interviews. Journaling methods combined with techniques of 'listening for voices' can support young adolescents in generating their own multi-vocal narratives of self. This method capturing self-narratives in email form has the potential to produce rich understandings of individual young adolescents' self-constructions.

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ID Code: 38945
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Online journalism, Phonetics, Language and languages
DOI: 10.3316/QRJ1001013
ISSN: 1448-0980
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 RMIT Publishing
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2010 06:16
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 06:23

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