This article presents two intersecting autoethnographies generated by two academics working in the same university, who were both parent-researchers. We researched aspects of our own children’s lives, primarily in the home focusing on their engagement with dance and music. As autoethnographers we engaged in shared and individual systematic sociological introspection. In this inquiry we employed observation, copious field notes, video and photographic recording to gather longitudinal data about often unpredictable moments of creative arts engagement that occurred in the home setting. Our research provided a unique window into child directed dance and music behaviours which are rarely seen and which offers insights into the creative education process.
Autoethnography, Parent-Researchers, Creative Arts, Young Child, Participant Observation
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Bennett, R. G., & De Vries, P. (2017). Intersecting Autoethnographies: Two Academics Reflect on Being Parent-Researchers. The Qualitative Report, 22(8), 2112-2128. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss8/3