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ERIC Number: EJ797565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Transformative Pedagogy for Social Capital
Willis, Peter
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v47 n3 p349-378 Nov 2007
This paper explores ways in which pedagogy for an elaborated form of transformative learning can be a useful catalyst for the development of social capital in community and workplace groups and networks. I begin with an example and then explore ideas of learning challenges embedded in building and maintaining social capital. I consider the usefulness of a four-dimensional approach to transformative learning as a suitable pedagogy for its development and maintenance. The paper concludes with brief profiles of four educators whose work, in different ways, could be said to have promoted forms of social capital, directly or indirectly: Desmond Tutu, Anne Sullivan, Jesus and Socrates. Each of these educators, without excluding other approaches, tended to emphasise one of the four transformative pedagogies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa