Creating Profiles: Interviewing – Sample Vraaggesprek Guide

Here’s a sample vraaggesprek guide that Professor Peters and his students use ter developing profiles of community educators.

Pre-interview Questions

  1. Spend some time introducing yourself to the educator, and ask the educator to do the same.
  2. Proceed to some version of the following script:

&quot,Wij&rsquo,re glad you&rsquo,ve agreed to be interviewed. I want to explain how this will work. Wij&rsquo,ll do about a 90-minute vraaggesprek that will be gauze recorded, transcribed, and then edited into something wij call a &quot,profile&quot, that will include only your words, with my questions edited out.

Ter the vraaggesprek, wij&rsquo,d like to concentrate on a particular project or chunk of your work that truly shows the challenges and possibilities of what you do spil a community educator. It&rsquo,s significant that wij concentrate the vraaggesprek on a specific chunk of work, so wij can get a close look into what makes what you do so rewarding and challenging. Wij want to understand what you do spil a community educator spil you work with others te promoting learning and act around public issues or problems.

Wij&rsquo,d like you to concentrate on a project that you’ve learned a loterijlot from, something that others who want to do this kleuter of work might find instructive. You&rsquo,ll have the option of choosing whether or not you want to be identified or remain anonymous te the final profile. Wij&rsquo,ll send you a permission form where you can indicate the level of confidentiality you want to secure. Wij won&rsquo,t use your profile te any way that you don&rsquo,t personally approve.&quot,

Vraaggesprek Questions

Note: The following description of process and questions is introduced spil a guide. Except for the background questions, you are unlikely to ask every question ter every vraaggesprek. Further, while the conversation should flow according to the three main sections (background very first, then the practice story, then reflections) the questions within each section do not need to be asked ter the order listed. Rather, they should go after the flow of the conversation spil naturally spil possible. It may be helpful to think of the interchange spil a &ldquo,structured conversation&rdquo, with someone whose story you are interested te learning, rather than spil a formal &ldquo,vraaggesprek.&rdquo,

Part One: Life Story and Practices

  1. What&rsquo,s your current position? How long have you bot ter this position? Can you give mij a schrijven overview of what it is you do te your work?
  2. What would you say most motivates you to do what you do? What are you most excited or sultry about? What are the goals you most want to accomplish te your work? Not so much the goals that are ter your job description, but the goals you hold personally?
  3. I want to understand how and why you ended up here working spil an educator in_______. What led you to this job? What were you doing before you came here? What attracted you to work for ________?
  4. Now if wij can, I&rsquo,d like to go way back for a little while. Where did you grow up? What wasgoed it like to grow up te _______? Did you go to collegium? Where did you go, and what wasgoed that like?
  5. Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe te and what you&rsquo,re committed to ter your work and life? Tell mij about them.
  6. Did you have any life-changing practices that waterput you on the path that led you to be doing what you&rsquo,re doing today? Tell mij about them.

Part Two: The Practice Story

  1. So let&rsquo,s budge on now to the story you&rsquo,re going to tell. What&rsquo,s the specific project you&rsquo,re going to be telling us about today? Give us a schrijven overview of it.
  2. Tell us about your specific role and contributions ter this project. Let&rsquo,s begin with the very first thing you did. What wasgoed it? (Use lots of prompting questions to get the story out and keep it focused on what they did. Reminisce THAT THIS IS THE HEART OF THE Vraaggesprek!)
  3. Te the course of getting the story, ask the following:
    • Were there any key turning points te this project?
    • Were there any surprises?
    • What were the key relationships that mattered most? What were the key sources of support or resistance you encountered?
    • Tell mij about some of the renombrado characters te this story, the ones that give this story color, or brought ter toneelstuk, comedy, conflict, etc.
    • What wasgoed most difficult or challenging? What did you do to overeenkomst with thesis challenges?
    • Did the work fail te some ways? How? What might you have done to prevent those areas of partial failure?
    • What wasgoed most rewarding

    Part Three: Reflections and Lessons

    1. What are the lessons for someone like mij, or for a junior colleague, who might be embarking on a project similar to this one?
    2. If you could do this project overheen again, would you do anything differently? Why, and what would you do?
    3. What did you learn from the people you worked with te this project?
    4. What do you think you instructed them?
    5. Do you view your contributions spil successful? Te what ways? What specifically wasgoed accomplished?
    6. Do any metaphors come to mind to describe the kleuter of work you do, especially te this project? (If needed, give examples like &ldquo,orchestra conductor,&rdquo, &ldquo,coach,&rdquo, etc.)
    7. What were the abilities you had to have to do the work you just told mij about? Where and how did you learn those abilities?
    8. What does the project you&rsquo,ve just talked about tell us about adult/community education? What exactly is community education to you? Who instructed you what community education means and how to do it? What did you learn from them? How did they instruct you?
    9. What does the project you&rsquo,ve just talked about tell us about the central benefits and challenges of community education and development?
    10. When you think of the future of the kleintje of work you&rsquo,ve talked about here, what gives you a sense of hope? What makes you worried or worried?
    11. What&rsquo,s next for you te your work? What are you looking forward to?

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