Gratitude Journaling Practice: A Reflective Currere


  • Janet L. Kuhnke


Currere, journaling, life events


In this work, I reflect on the concept of gratitude within the academic setting. Through the practice of journaling, I explore the past, present, and future using the currere method as a framework. I inquired into life events that influenced the development of gratitude. To begin, I asked how do I practice gratitude? How do I know if I am grateful? When I practice gratitude do I feel, think, and behave differently as an educator? To frame this work, I leaned into the work of Pinar (1975) who developed the currere method. Pinar (2012) states that the method is for teachers and academics who aim to grow personally and those who seek to constantly reconceptualize and understand the impact social change has on our lives.


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