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At one level what a self is seems obvious. But how we experience ourselves and others is culturally bound. Explore some different ideas of selfhood. On this page we look at the individual self; the communal self; the dialogical self; and the post-modern self. We also look at the contribution of some key thinkers like George Herbert Mead.

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Conversation and dialogue are central to informal education - but are not very well understood. This page examines debates around the ideas - and assesses the contribution of Freire, Gadamer and Habermas to our educational understanding.

key ideas


Introductory booklists:

conscientization | difference | evaluation | facilitation | networks - learning | power