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The keynote-as-storied-discussion: A Pacific departure

Sanga, Kabini and Fua, Seu'ula J. and Nabobo-Baba, Unaisi and Reynolds, Martyn (2020) The keynote-as-storied-discussion: A Pacific departure. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 19 (2). pp. 5-19. ISSN 1443-1475

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It is a rare event when senior scholars and actors in a field come together; more so when that takes place in the company of new and emerging scholars. Even rarer are such occasions in the Oceania region, where distance can mediate against key players coming together in time and space. When the stars align, the opportunity must be seized. This article portrays aspects of an event when, due to otherwise unfortunate circumstances, three senior Pacific educators, scholars, and leaders offered glimpses of their experiential learning and leadership by presenting a storied discussion of leadership. The account given here discusses ideas derived from that storying. It is an examination of the form used to enact the educators’ pedagogical purpose; keynote-as-storied-discussion. This innovative way of delivering a keynote leverages the intersectional value of the tone-setting intent of a keynote, the emotional and experiential layering of storying, the pedagogical potential of woven narrative strands, and the discursive exchange of ideas. Keywords: keynote-as-storied-discussion; Pacific leadership; Pacific learning

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Afuafu Kautoke
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 23:52
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2021 02:02

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