Volume 17 Number 31 November 17, 2016

An Encounter with Fleeting Moments through Transitional Space

Anna Ryoo
University of British Columbia, Canada

Citation: Ryoo, A. (2016). An encounter with fleeting moments through transitional space. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 17(31). Retrieved from http://www.ijea.org/v17n31/.


This paper is based on a phenomenologically oriented exploratory case study. It focuses on Bea, one of the many fascinating individuals the author met at a unique educational site who had an invaluable impact not only on the refinement of the initial guiding question of inquiry, but also on the author as an educator and educational researcher. Through the notion of transitional space in particular, as well as the interpretation and analysis of Bea’s short film and the interview, the author invites the interested readers to contemplate on our own assumptions about youth as well as those we teach, what constitutes a ‘finished’ product, and what we consider to be the site and practices of education.

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