Moralejo Critical Friendship (2017 Archive)

Critical Friendship and Inter-Faculty Collaborative Inquiry: Education and Nursing

20 Minute Research Presentation


Lisa Moralejo – School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan
Lindsay Kennedy – School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan
Karen Ragoonaden – Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan


This presentation explores how three researchers utilize critical friendship to systematically examine the nuanced roles of their own practice in a community of inquiry. An ancillary theme investigates sustainable structures for supporting the professional development of teacher and nursing educators. Respectively from two professional faculties on one campus, university educators came together in September 2015 to form the Critical Friendship in Nursing and Education (CFiNe) community of inquiry. Data collection includes research notes, journaling, and monthly meetings. This community of inquiry has the potential to provide the foundations of critically infused professional development paradigms promoting a collaborative stance between Education and Nursing.