events

Launch of the Autoethnography cycle - 29th January

Seminar: Inward- and outward-looking: Kicking off an autoethnographic journey

Professor Sue Smith and Dr Ana Baptista

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 12 – 2pm; lunch will be provided
Location: South Kensington, room 127 SAF
Registration

  • 12:00  Lunch and networking
  • 12:30  Launch of the Autoethnography cycle by Professor Sue Smith (Coordinator of the Medical Education Research Unit – MERU)
  • 12:40  Seminar by Dr Ana Baptista (Principal Teaching Fellow, MERU)

What is autoethnography? How can I engage in autoethnography?

"I saw and felt the power of autoethnography as an opening to honest and deep reflection about ourselves, our relationships with others, and how we want to live. I saw and felt the reciprocal relationships between knowing and feeling, self and other, author and respondents." (Ellis, 2013, p.10)

In this seminar, the participants will be asked to start an autoethnographic journey by reflecting on approaches to autoethnography, its benefits, challenges and pitfalls, ways in which data can be used and collected, and ethical issues. In this short journey, voices from experts in the field will be collated to inspire us in this inward- and outward-looking and conversation

Sharing practices discussion - 18th March

Sharing practices: Back and forth: Accounts of career journeys

Speakers: Dr Kay Leedham-Green; Dr Chris John; Professor Sue Smith, Led by Dr Ana Baptista

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 2pm – 3pm
Location: Webinar - use https://zoom.us/j/5927104354 to access the session
Registration

In this session, our speakers will be invited to share reflective accounts of their career journeys: where they come from, the crossroads they faced that led them to where they are at that moment, and who they are today in your current role(s).

Reading Club - 18 March

Thinking practices: Reading club

Led by Dr Ana Baptista and Professor Sue Smith

Wednesday 18 March 2020, 3pm – 4pm
Location: Webinar - use https://zoom.us/j/5927104354 to access the session
Limited number of places: 20. Priority given to Strategic Teaching Fellows
Compulsory registration

Participants will be invited to read a seminal paper on autoethnography; other specific readings will be suggested by the leads of the session and also by the participants. This will be an interactive reading club, where the participants will be invited to explore different autoethnographic studies, so they can think about different ways of writing autoethnographic studies, and capturing the journey of inward- and outward- looking.

Self-reflection and planning writing - 29 April

Thinking selves: Mirror, mirror on the wall… Self-reflection and planning writing

Led by Dr Ana Baptista

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 2pm – 3.30pm; refreshments will be provided
Location: South Kensington, room TBC
Open to Strategic Teaching Fellows only
Registration

Strategic Teaching Fellows will be prompted to reflect about the topic(s) they would like to write about. Participants will be asked to engage in individual and group activities to flesh out the lenses through which they would like to address their autoethnographic piece of writing.

Writing retreat (half day) - 20 May

Writing retreat (half day): Writing selves

Led by Dr Ana Baptista and Professor Sue Smith

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 1pm – 5pm: Lunch will be provided
Location: Drawing Room, 170 Queens Gate, South Kensington campus
Limited number of places: 20. Priority given to Strategic Teaching Fellows
C
ompulsory registration

The writing retreat will focus on starting and/or on getting on with you writing of an autoethnographic paper to be submitted for publication. Some short activities will be used for ice-breaking, creative writing and/or managing your progress.

[Note: Participants who have not started writing will be sent an activity to prompt them to start planning their writing.]

Writing retreat (full day) - 3 June

Writing retreat (all day): Writing selves

Led by Dr Ana Baptista and Professor Sue Smith

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 9.30am – 5.30pm; lunch and refreshments will be provided
Location: South Kensington, room TBC
Limited number of places: 20. Priority given to Strategic Teaching Fellows
Compulsory registration

The writing retreat will focus on starting and/or on getting on with you writing of an autoethnographic paper to be submitted for publication. Some short activities will be used for ice-breaking, creative writing and/or managing your progress.

[Note: Participants who have not started writing will be sent an activity to prompt them to start planning their writing.]