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EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER 1994 23: 15 DOI: 10.3102/0013189X023003015 The online version of this article can be found at: http://edr.sagepub.com/content/23/3/15
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Freeing Ourselves From Objectivity:
Managing Subjectivity or Turning Toward a Participatory Mode of Consciousness?
The call by educational researchers for the methodological management of the self is placed within a discussion on modes of consciousness. The management of both subjectivity and objectivity are seen as sharing the same alienated mode of consciousness that believes in the possibility of a regulated distance between self and other. Drawing from interdisciplinary writings, I explore a participatory mode of consciousness, which involves a somatic, nonverbal quality of attention that necessitates letting go of the focus on self. The recognition of kinship and therefore of ethics is at the core of a participatory mode of consciousness. 1 further note relations to educational research and questions to be raised if a participatory mode of consciousness is to be fostered. Educational Researcher, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 15-22.
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