The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation

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Show simple item record Tennant, MC 2012-10-12T03:30:48Z 2012-01
dc.identifier.citation 2012, 1
dc.identifier.isbn 9780470393369
dc.identifier.other A1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This book examines the kind of learning that brings about significant personal change. It is concerned with the various techniques, processes, and practices used to promote such learning, and their embedded assumptions about self and identity, how we are formed, and our capacity for change. As Foucault reminds us, "The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning" (quoted in Martin, 1988, p. 9). The techniques, processes, and practices, which entail a great deal of "se lf-work," have been referred to as "technologies of the se lf" (see Foucault, 1988b; Tennant, 1998). My interest in this subject is both academic and professional. My academic interest has been forged through my grounding in psychology, supplemented by my exposure to various critiques of psychology, especially the charge that it is a discipline and practice that functions to normalize people in a way that serves the interests of contemporary social and economic circumstances. My professional interest comes from a career in teaching in which I have formed the view that success as a teacher depends squarely on one's sense of self and professional identity.
dc.publisher Jossey-Bass/Wiley
dc.title The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation
dc.type Book
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 139999 Education Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.personcode 890381
dc.percentage 100 en_US Education not elsewhere classified en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords identity, teaching, education, self-help, self-teaching, self en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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