Education and self-change

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    This paper explores three psychological theories of self - Kenneth Gergen's theory of the crystallised self, Carol Dweck's theory of the incremental self and William Swann's theory of the homeostatic self - for their ability to account for personal change in general, and radical self-change in particular. Special attention is paid to their educational implications. The overall conclusion is that whereas all three theories provide important insights into self-change, none of them gives a fully satisfying account.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-230
    Number of pages14
    JournalCambridge Journal of Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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