Reflexivity and self-care for creative facilitators: Stepping outside the circle
Those who work with others to explore new and creative ways of thinking about community and organizational participation, ways of engaging with others, individual well-being and creative solutions to problems, have a significant role in a cohesive society. Creative forms of learning can stimulate reflexive practices of self-care and lead to enhanced relationships and practices both personally and professionally. We argue that those who facilitate such practices for others do not always practice their own self-care, which potentially leads to burnout and disillusionment. This research sought to explore understandings and practices of self-care with such facilitators in order to develop resources or techniques to support more sustainable professional identities. A key finding is that reflexive processes are most effective and transforming when shared as a social practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||reflexivity, self-care, creative facilitators, reflective practice, professional identity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Continuing Education on Dec 2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0158037X.2015.1005067|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2016 23:15|
|Last Modified:||09 Mar 2016 00:30|
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