The metaphor of therapy and its use in the learning of a workplace identity

Maguire, Kate and Gibbs, Paul (2011) The metaphor of therapy and its use in the learning of a workplace identity. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 63 (4). pp. 619-628. ISSN 1363-6820

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2011.600834

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Abstract

The idea that learning involves a kind of therapy goes back to ancient times: Socrates was, at least in part, concerned with a kind of care of the self, and Plato in his early dialogues presents learning as a cure for bad intellectual and moral habits. Our metaphoric use of therapy supposes that worthwhile learning might be considered as a treatment for moral or physical non-well-being in that learning, like illness, might most easily be identified with a desire for good.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Health and Education
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