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Narrativity in Action: Language, Culture and Text

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Magdalena Grabowska, Grzegorz Grzegorczyk and Piotr Kallas

This monograph highlights the significance of narrative tools for the analysis of language behaviour in various social situations and considers narrativity as a natural human way of making sense. Through narration we develop unique modes of comprehending reality and dealing with its complicated structure. The analysis elaborates narrating as a dialogical experience and highlights its important role in coaching and in personalised education. Additionally it throws light on the modern city narrative as a literary genre. Lastly the authors develop the aspects of narrativity in the act of conversion in evangelical churches as an instance of identity enactment explaining the modern trends in preaching in charismatic evangelical churches.

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Coaching in the Narrative Perspective: a Constructivist View (Grzegorz Grzegorczyk)

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Grzegorz Grzegorczyk(University of Gdańsk)

Coaching in the Narrative Perspective: a Constructivist View

Abstract: One’s behaviour and thinking patterns have to undergo more or less significant modifications to be able to remain effective and sane. If there arise problems in the area of help and training, they result from disturbances that occur during the process of accommodation and appropriation (Piaget, 1966) understood as reworking of meaningful samples of contents. To solve these problems, one needs to change his or her way of seeing and understanding the world through constant dialogue with it.

Key words: coaching, communication, language, meaning making, narration, sense making, the self

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