Braiding a liv(ed)ing curriculum


  • Melissa Bishop University of Prince Edward Island


Currere; Autobiographical Life Writing;


This paper is an account of my pilgrimage, a musing of currere and métissage. Inspired by Cynthia Chambers, Erika Hasebe-Ludt, Dwayne Donald, Carl Leggo, and Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, and working with life writing as a point of departure, I theorize métissage is a curricular and therapeutic practice (hooks, 1991; Chambers et al., 2002). Through life writing and métissage, threaded by desire and stories of ancestral conflict, death, uncertainty, and separation, intricately woven, entangled, and messy, I ponder how currere, my liv(ed)ing curriculum, is braided into larger narratives of curriculum research.


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