Praise for Dr Phil Bamber’s new publicationTuesday 19 April 2016
A new publication by Head of Education Dr Phil Bamber has received ringing endorsements from academics in the field.
Dr Bamber’s monograph Transformative Education through International Service-Learning: Realising an ethical ecology of learning has been published in the Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education Series.
The book reconceptualises transformative learning through an investigation into the learning process and outcomes of International Service-Learning.
It draws upon philosophers and learning theorists to theorise an expanded conceptualisation of transformative learning with aesthetic, moral and relational dimensions. The book is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 is primarily conceptual and theoretical.
Academics have praised the publication for its insights and breadth of exploration.
Dr Richard Keily, Director of Engaged Learning and Research at Cornell University, USA, said: “This is a timely and compelling book that offers faculty, researchers and practitioners a richly layered and deeply theoretical framework for understanding the complex process of transformative learning.
“The expanded conceptualisation of transformative learning as a multidimensional and relational journey of becoming an authentic self, derived from a longitudinal study of students’ international service-learning experience, is unique and powerful.”
Elsewhere, the book has been recognised by international third sector organisations including VSO International, Oxfam and Think Global.