Seminar of narrative research

TypeRegistration required


WhereOnline (Zoom)

OrganiserGINTL India

TopicsEvent series

GINTL India is organising a seminar on narrative research on 13 March 2024. The seminar is relevant for researchers, educators, and others who are interested in understanding the theoretical principles of the research method and gaining a hands-on experience on the same.


Please register for the seminar by 3 March 2024.

As a part of research methods seminar series, GINTL India is organising a seminar on narrative research on 13 March 13.00-15.30 EET (Finnish time). The seminar will be held over Zoom.

Our first seminar was on participative action research on 30 January 2024

Key topics of the narrative research seminar

The theoretical part of the seminar will focus on

  • Mapping the preconceptions about narrativity.
  • Introducing 6 dimensions of narrativity in research: an existential dimension; an epistemological dimension; a data dimension; a methodological dimension; a research report dimension; and a practice dimension.

This section will be followed by practical insights into how to do narrative research.


We will hear best practices of narrative research from two researchers.

  • Dr. Raili Keränen-Pantsu is a post-doctoral researcher in School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education in the University of Eastern Finland. Her research interest includes narrative theory, narrative and transformative learning, professional development, critical pedagogy and education of cultures, values and worldviews.
  • Dr. Hannu L. T. Heikkinen is a Professor in the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He has been doing research on professional development of teachers, sustainability education and practical wisdom. He has published on research methodology, especially on action research and narrative inquiry as well as the paradigm shift in research methodologies towards post-qualitative approaches.

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