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ERIC Number: EJ1145159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
The Place of Social Learning and Social Movement in Transformative Learning: A Case Study of Sustainability Schools in Uganda
Westoby, Peter; Lyons, Kristen
Journal of Transformative Education, v15 n3 p223-240 Jul 2017
This article analyses the sustainability school (SS) program of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda. The focus is on how the social network, enabled by the SS program, fosters social and transformative learning. The significance of this approach to community-based education for social change, including in the context of resource conflict and displacement, is considered. Findings focus on the local-level impacts of the program, including the ways in which collective and community organizing, and educational methodology shape both social and transformative learning. Discussion considers the importance of not only the "social" element of transformative learning but the need--within conflict and dangerous contexts--to link the social explicitly to building organization and a social movement that provides a structural container for people to engage in critical thinking and social action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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