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The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation
     

The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation

by Mark Tennant
 

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Praise for The Learning Self

"In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but

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Praise for The Learning Self

"In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Mark Tennant has written that book. It is a highly readable and fascinating deconstruction of this key idea that will be appreciated by all helping professionals."—Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul

"An excellent contribution to the field! This is a clearly written text that takes the reader far beyond much contemporary work in psychology and learning. It opens up new ways of thinking about the learning self and provides a significant contribution to transformative learning theory. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self."—Peter Jarvis, professor emeritus of continuing education, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470393369
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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"In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Mark Tennant has written that book. It is a highly readable and fascinating deconstruction of this key idea that will be appreciated by all helping professionals." —Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul

"An excellent contribution to the field! This is a clearly written text that takes the reader far beyond much contemporary work in psychology and learning. It opens up new ways of thinking about the learning self and provides a significant contribution to transformative learning theory. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self." —Peter Jarvis, professor emeritus of continuing education, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Meet the Author

Mark Tennant is professor emeritus of education at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he has held the positions of dean of the University Graduate School and dean of the Faculty of Education. He was the recipient of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education for his book Psychology and Adult Learning and is the coauthor of Learning and Change in the Adult Years and Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education.

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