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Journal of Education (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

On-line version ISSN 2520-9868
Print version ISSN 0259-479X


BERNAUER, James A.. How calls for research can awaken self-reflexivity and latent interests in scholarly inquiry. Journal of Education [online]. 2020, n.78, pp.10-23. ISSN 2520-9868.

While we may think that we are well aware of our scholarly interests, calls for research can provide the spark that can transform latent and largely unconscious interests into written accounts. In this article. I describe how such calls can incite us to explore phenomena that, while there may have been no conscious interest to do so, serve to incite creative interest. Psychological perspectives are integrated with autoethnograhic experience with these calls in order to explore how they can spark creative responses. Suggestions for improving calls revolve around understanding to a greater extent the dynamic relationship among calls, creative inquiry, and subsequent transformation into written accounts.

Keywords : calls for research; constructivism; latent interests; subjectivity; tacit knowledge.

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