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The hammer and the scalpel: A teacher’s experience of workplace bullying

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E-pub ahead of print
  • Thomas Leach
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>9/05/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning
Publication StatusE-pub ahead of print
Early online date9/05/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Through autoethnography, I explore and reflect on my past experiences as a target of workplace bullying in two institutions, a university and language school aimed at adult education. By doing so, this autoethnography’s purpose is to allow me to gain a deeper understanding why bullying takes place. I explore my own personal experiences of being bullied, how I responded to being bullied each time, and how being bullied changed me as a person. Through research and reflection, I found that these negative experiences fostered a spirit of resilience and growth. An outcome of bully marginally explored in the related literature.