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Transforming Learning: Individual and Global Change Susan Askew & Eileen Carnell, 1998 (Book Review)

Bigger, Stephen (2001) Transforming Learning: Individual and Global Change Susan Askew & Eileen Carnell, 1998 (Book Review). Professional Development in Education, 27 (1). pp. 163-165. ISSN Print ISSN: 1367-4587 Online ISSN: 1747-5082


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This book sets out to promote a ‘radical new approach’ to learning, the ‘transformatory approach’. The authors link this to the current trend for ‘global change’ on the somewhat dubious view that individual change can promote change in institutions and societies...
Nevertheless, the model of holistic learning to enthuse, motivate and inspire children and young people is one of which I and many others wholeheartedly approve. This book is a useful discussion of this position. It could be used with students involved on qualitative and action research projects to give them an understanding of the breadth of what is meant by learning (in the fact of the crude measures popularised by league tables). It also gives a useful discussion of the management of change, showing how changes of attitude and culture are central in institutional change. But readers beware: the approach is not new and the effects are not demonstrated to be global.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: holistic education, transformative education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 13:43
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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