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Positive Education: A New Look at Freedom to Learn

Published in the Oxford Review of Education, this article has been written by Professor Stephen Joseph, Dr David Murphy and Professor John Holford.


Recent years have seen much interest in positive education. In this article, we will show how person-centred education, like positive education, is concerned with the promotion of human flourishing. Both offer ways in which education goes beyond traditional skills and knowledge to a concern for the well-being of people. However, we argue that an awareness of the scholarship of Carl Rogers, the author of Freedom to Learn and the originator of the person-centred approach with its contrasting ontological stance to human nature will broaden the scope of the positive education movement to create a healthy and necessary theoretical tension in views of how positive education can be delivered.

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Posted on Wednesday 14th October 2020

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