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Confession, in-service training and reflective practices
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (Vuxenutbildning och Folkbildning)
2011 (English)In: British Educational Research Journal, ISSN 0141-1926, E-ISSN 1469-3518, Vol. 37, no 5, 797-812 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on how confession operates in contemporary discourses on reflective practices. By revisiting and mobilising Foucault’s genealogy of confession in relation to how reflective practices are mobilised in an in-service training programme for health care assistants (HCA) in elderly care, it is argued that the HCAs are shaped as their own confessors. It is further argued that we need to take into account traces from both Stoic and Christian times to fully understand how reflective practices operate and shape subjects. The empirical material consists of interviews with HCAs, their managers, supervisors and teachers in an in-service training programme where the use of reflective practices was a key component.

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London: Routledge , 2011. Vol. 37, no 5, 797-812 p.
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Confession, Elderly Care, Foucault, In-service training, Reflective practices
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56702DOI: 10.1080/01411926.2010.500371ISI: 000299213500004OAI: diva2:321343

This is an electronic version of an article published in: Andreas Fejes, Confession, in-service training and reflective practices, 2011, British Educational Research Journal, (37), 5, 797-812. British Educational Research Journal is available online at informaworldTM: Copyright: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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