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Unpublished Paper
Being the Change I Want to See in the World: Learning and Teaching from the Heart
(2004)
  • Gloria Gordon, PhD, London South Bank University
Abstract
The author draws on her professional practice as an educator/academic in a UK higher education institution to share her journey, as an African British woman, of becoming the change she wants to see in the world. She shares the process of the radical appropriation of her own unique and creative spiritual ‘I’ and the challenges she is presented with of identifying her particular path of meaning and purpose; of transcending the social construction of black and white identities; of definitive movement towards self realisation and spiritual freedom. The central thrust of the paper is the emphasis on how every individual can become a powerful force for not only personal but also social/global change in their individual sphere of influence through a deeper engagement with their own unique spiritual ‘I’. Challenges of following the path of the spiritual ‘I’ are shared and important success pointers are offered. The reader is inspired to consider how they too can liberate their own individual consciousness via the empowering educational process shared of using knowledge rather than merely acquiring knowledge to be the change they want to see in the world.
Keywords
  • Learning,
  • Teaching,
  • Higher Education,
  • Race,
  • Change
Publication Date
June, 2004
Citation Information
Gloria Gordon. "Being the Change I Want to See in the World: Learning and Teaching from the Heart" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gloria_gordon/4/