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ERIC Number: EJ855785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1740-0201
The Importance of Place for Learning about Peace: Residential Summer Camps as Transformative Thinking Spaces
Dahl, Tove I.
Journal of Peace Education, v6 n2 p225-245 Sep 2009
Do camps provide a particular kind of thinking space where learning that lasts is facilitated? The argument is built around the concept of transformative learning that involves understanding who we are or wish to be and how we grow accordingly. The nature of such learning is explored through its conceptual relationship with changes in attitudes and values, and through the particular kinds of learning opportunities that camps offer as youth-centred thinking spaces found in the "grey zones" of mainstream institutions that may facilitate such changes. The discussion is extended with a brief presentation of ongoing research designed to explore the nature of peace-related learning that may be occurring at the Concordia Language Villages--a programme focused on facilitating responsible global citizenship through language and cultural immersion. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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