Title

Embracing the ‘Good-enough’—Teaching, Learning, Living During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Author's Department

Psychology Department

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https://doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2021.1928810

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Life Writing

Publication Date

1-1-2021

doi

10.1080/14484528.2021.1928810

Abstract

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.

First Page

593

Last Page

609

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