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Title: Joining self and community to earth and cosmos, a first person inquiry of discovery and understanding
Author: Kettleborough, Helena Mary
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2013
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My thesis is a journey of discovery and understanding into my management and personal practice. I use first person action research methods of living life as inquiry, writing as inquiry, autoethnography and creating stories. My inquiry consists of four parallel cycles, examining my conduct, ideas and reflection. I start by inquiring into a practice of bearing witness to what is happening to communities and the planet, through climate change, biodiversity loss, social justice and resource use, and the potential to address from local to global levels. I explore the barriers faced by communities and individuals looking to solve issues and understand a wider perspective. I locate myself within relevant literature, examining potential solutions through deeper learning and a cosmic and spiritual perspective. I inquire into my practice in wider or holistic, Gaian or cosmological paradigms, drawing on the Dream of the Earth (Berry, 1988a) and expressed by exploring dreaming and creating stories. I make connections between practice, ideas and reflection through an extended epistemology and explore how I journeyed into living between self, spirit, community, planet and cosmos.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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