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ERIC Number: EJ870370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
Inquiry-Based Learning: Personalisation or the Rehabilitation of Human Value
Steed, Chris
Curriculum Journal, v20 n4 p465-475 Dec 2009
In this article I argue that the concept of personalisation is simply rhetorical unless it facilitates theory and practice which takes seriously and engages with the value of the human person. The idea of human value is a fundamental theme in social and cultural life and the motor behind many psychological and social processes. Traditionally, knowledge presented as abstract and top down, and education systems which are driven by targets and economic imperatives, can unwittingly contribute to human devaluation by marginalising the personal, the idiosyncratic and the particular. The model of inquiry-based learning discussed here offers pedagogical strategies which attend to the self who is learning, as well as facilitating learners in engaging with the moral questions of human value embedded in processes of knowledge construction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom