Reflexivity and self-care for creative facilitators: Stepping outside the circle

Moffatt, Amanda, Ryan, Mary, & Barton, Georgina (2016) Reflexivity and self-care for creative facilitators: Stepping outside the circle. Studies in Continuing Education, 38(1), pp. 29-46.

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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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ID Code: 93382
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: reflexivity, self-care, creative facilitators, reflective practice, professional identity
DOI: 10.1080/0158037X.2015.1005067
ISSN: 1470-126X
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:
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2016 23:15
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 00:30

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