Margarita Canal

Critical Narrative Inquiry – Storytelling, Sustainability and Power

In chapter nine, Storytelling and the Development of the Self Margarita Canal and Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen look at learning portfolios as a way of working with the self. The case is management education with a particular focus on the acquisition of negotiation skills. Three issues are thus addressed. The first relates to how learning portfolios work to systematize the experiences and the goals of students through the stories that are written in it. The second concerns how self-reflection constitutes a tool through which students explore individual experiences, have an internal dialogue and observe themselves in interaction with others. The third topic is how the process of self-reflection, through learning portfolios, enhances the possibility of becoming collaborative negotiators.