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ERIC Number: EJ1024531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Developing "Emancipatory Interest": Learning to Create Social Change
Caspersz, Donella; Olaru, Doina
Higher Education Research and Development, v33 n2 p226-241 2014
Developing an emancipatory interest enables individuals to free themselves from the intersubjective or commonly held meanings that dominate their understanding of their current world, and subsequently change their practices. We argue that developing an emancipatory interest is critical in learning to create social change, that is, wanting to create a better world and society for self and others. In this paper we provide an insight on how to do this by drawing on research about a learning program with Australian university students. A semi-structured interview schedule using eight broad questions was administered between March and May 2011 with students involved in the program. The discussion is informed by Habermas' concept of the life-world and the use of the data analysis tool Leximancer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia