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ERIC Number: EJ943864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Put Yourself in My Place
Schuller, Tom
Adults Learning, v23 n1 p28-29 Aut 2011
As the riots in England demonstrated this summer, lack of empathy is a key factor in explaining people's readiness to commit crimes. How one acquires empathy is a major challenge to one's learning. Adult education has historically provided the spaces where people can both reassert and develop their particular collective identity and also learn about others, simply by learning alongside them. Exactly how this bringing together happens best is still something one needs to better understand. The physical architecture of learning is an underexplored area. Perhaps the wanton destruction that occurred during the riots will at least enable some new thinking to emerge on what types of environment one needs to promote empathy and justice.
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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 (London)