Philosophy of being and becoming: A transformative learning approach using threshold concepts

Puvanambihai Natanasabapathy, Sandra Maathuis-Smith

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    Abstract

    Transformation has been the fundamental basis upon which education has always stood, as without transformation in mind, education would seem purposeless and undirected. This would imply that the objective of providing information in education is not just to gain knowledge but to achieve the desired transformation in character or behaviour by applying the knowledge learnt within ourselves. Based on how information is interpreted and managed, the philosophy of information influences our states of being and becoming which have an impact on our understanding of the information world. This paper discusses the philosophical aspects of being and becoming in relation to transformation, and threshold concepts are explored as a means of achieving transformative learning.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)369-379
    Number of pages11
    JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
    Volume51
    Issue number4
    Early online dateMay 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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