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Surviving, thriving, and evolving followed by further noticing, reflecting, and acting are some of the stages a teacher-researcher goes through before, during, and after the study leave experience. Having the opportunity to literally remove oneself from the daily concerns, routines, and habits entrenched in one’s local institutional context for an extended period of time（ e.g., six months） is an experience like no other. Blood donation campaigns call giving blood ‘a gift that keeps on giving’. While the majority of people in our profession do carry on with their work quite well without ever going on a study leave （or donating blood）, an important revelation that I have had is: a study leave is also ‘a gift that keeps on giving’.
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Bulletin of Higher Education Okayama University
岡山大学国際センター, 岡山大学教育開発センター, 岡山大学言語教育センター, 岡山大学キャリア開発センター
International Center, Center for Faculty Development, Language Education Center, Career Development Center Okayama University
Departmental Bulletin Paper
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