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Embodying change

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427366
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0007
Embodying change

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This chapter discusses embodied actors, a concept which starkly contrasts with the idea of the ‘empty self’ that is driven by consumerism, consumer products and externalised identities. It investigates the importance, nature and strengths of the embodied social actor and explores the idea of embodied learning, democratic consciousness and critical democratic actors who enacted the kind of adaptive strategies discussed in the previous chapter.

Keywords: embodied actors; empty self; embodied social actor; embodied learning; democratic consciousness; critical democratic actors

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