The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation by Mark TennantThe Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation by Mark Tennant

The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for Transformation

byMark Tennant

Hardcover | March 20, 2012

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"In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Mark Tennant has written that book. It is a highly readable and fascinating deconstruction of this key idea that will be appreciated by all helping professionals."—Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul

"An excellent contribution to the field! This is a clearly written text that takes the reader far beyond much contemporary work in psychology and learning. It opens up new ways of thinking about the learning self and provides a significant contribution to transformative learning theory. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self."—Peter Jarvis, professor emeritus of continuing education, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Mark Tennant is professor emeritus of education at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he has held the positions of dean of the University Graduate School and dean of the Faculty of Education. He was the recipient of the Cyril O. Houle Award for Literature in Adult Education for his book Psychology and Adult Learning and is the...
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Title:The Learning Self: Understanding the Potential for TransformationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 1 inPublished:March 20, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:047039336X

ISBN - 13:9780470393369

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Author xiii

1. Introduction 1

2. The Authentic or Real Self 17

3. The Autonomous Self 35

4. The Repressed Self 55

5. The Socially Constructed Self 73

6. The Storied Self 89

7. Knowing Oneself 107

8. Controlling Oneself 123

9. Caring for Oneself 137

10. (Re)creating Oneself 151

References 173

Index 191

Editorial Reviews

"In this age of self-help, the 'self' is a term thrown around with abandon. For educators, the notion of self-directed learning is a key concept. Yet the notion of self is deeply problematic, even contentious. The world has needed a book that deftly and accessibly takes the idea of the self and looks at it in a sympathetic but critical way. Mark Tennant has written that book. It is a highly readable and fascinating deconstruction of this key idea that will be appreciated by all helping professionals." —Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis-St. Paul "An excellent contribution to the field! This is a clearly written text that takes the reader far beyond much contemporary work in psychology and learning. It opens up new ways of thinking about the learning self and provides a significant contribution to transformative learning theory. This is a book that should be read by every student of psychology, learning, and the self." —Peter Jarvis, professor emeritus of continuing education, University of Surrey, United Kingdom