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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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
A. > Institute for Work Based Learning
Item ID: 8535
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Depositing User: Adam Edwards
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 14:45
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2015 15:28
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8535

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