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ERIC Number: ED094158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-8
Pages: 33
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Relentless Verity: Education for Being-Becoming-Belonging.
Kidd, James Robbins
The dynamic relationship of the concepts of being, becoming, and belonging is and must be the heart and central goal of adult education. The concept can be understood most readily by examination of the writings of humanist psychologists such as Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Gordon Allport, and Abraham Maslow. Some characteristics or dimensions of an education of and for being-becoming-belonging are: (1) the comprehension of both the affective and the cognitive domains; (2) the complete time dimension of past, present, and future; (3) the acceptance and achievement of living and dying; (4) the incorporation of economic, social, aesthetic, political, and spiritual goals; (5) the occurrence of self-discovery, self-expression, and fulfillment; (6) the acceptance of being of this world and the possibility of other forms of consciousness; (7) the dialogue, introspection, action, and thought qualities of learning. Being-becoming-belonging comprehends three of the major concepts about education that have been developing in the past two decades: education permanente or lifelong learning with its many points of entry and many renewed episodes; the "learning system" that includes formal and informal activities; and self-directed learners with the increasing capacity to initiate and take charge of their own learning. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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