Embracing the ‘Good-enough’—Teaching, Learning, Living During the COVID-19 Lockdown
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In this autoethnographic piece of writing, I discuss how shared experiences and the way we shape our individual narratives by making sense of what happens to us personally, potentially contributes to modes of solidarity and care. I reflect on the time at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, during the shift to online teaching and the global lockdown. I will specifically discuss how this period of time triggered a thorough reflection of the so-called work–life-balance as a scholar on two levels: being a professor in my paid job and being a parent doing care work. I discuss several challenges and experiences by reflecting on how my scholarly work as a developmental psychologist, my teaching at a liberal arts college, and my parenting are intertwined, inform each other, and at the same time make visible everyday contradictions and struggles.
(2021). Embracing the ‘Good-enough’—Teaching, Learning, Living During the COVID-19 Lockdown. Life Writing, 18(4), 593–609.
"Embracing the ‘Good-enough’—Teaching, Learning, Living During the COVID-19 Lockdown." Life Writing, vol. 18,no. 4, 2021, pp. 593–609.