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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2004
This paper is based on hermeneutic research into creativity and learning mentors, focusing on mental well being and the role of the mentor throughout the creative cycle. Participants relate their experiences of the role of the mentor within the creative cycle in their own words. The researcher/participant hermeneutic dialogue shows that the…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Well Being, Mentors, Creativity
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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2003
The effect of transformative learning was studied in 197 British adults over 30 who received government fellowships aimed at individual and community change. Significant transformations involved self-validation, transformed relationships, increased educational motivation, career improvement, and better quality of life. Transitions were sustained…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change, Fellowships, Foreign Countries
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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2002
Narratives of six women in counselor training courses identified their learning strategies and management of the personal/professional divide. Professionalism was about self-acceptance as well as qualifications and practice. As they struggled to integrate learning and family, others seemed to view their lifelong learning as a diversion rather than…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Family Work Relationship, Higher Education, Individual Development
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Bennetts, Christine – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2001
Interviews with 24 people depicted the formation of meaningful learning relationships in their lives and an interpretation of mentoring as a learning alliance. Most mentoring took place outside formal settings and was characterized by equality and emotional ties. Mentoring should be considered as valuable as formal teaching for the promotion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship