Generating my own living-theory: an interim report

Briganti, Arianna (2015) Generating my own living-theory: an interim report. Educational Journal of Living Theories, 8 (2). pp. 76-99.

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Abstract

This paper offers an account of my on-going learning and educational development as a living-theorist development-economist. In it I clarify my understanding and meaning of educational development starting from my values and my living standards of judgment (Laidlaw, 1996). I shed light on what being a living-theorist development-economist means to me and to the people I work for in developing countries. Thus my writing is developing together with my ideas and my practical experiences. I focus on my practice as a development practitioner having worked in Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Georgia and currently Albania. The emphasis on my original contribution to knowledge is on the explanatory principles I use to describe my educational development and the living standards of judgment I use to judge the validity of this contribution to knowledge. My practice involves sharing and collaborating, as I try to create peace and peaceful spaces where people feel at ease and secure, able to foster their own capabilities, inspire and learn from each other, and work for a fairer world in which resources are equally shared. The project I am working on in Albania represents an evidence-based example of how my practical work evolves, together with my embodied and developmental values. I show how these aspects of my humanity can influence the people and the social formations I work with and how these have an influence on my daily work in the developing world and on myself.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Educational Journal of Living Theories
Publisher: EJOLTS
ISSN: 2009-1788
Departments: Institute for Leadership and Sustainability
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 14:42
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 20:06
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2181

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