New cultures, new experiences: 4 ways to keep kids learning while travelling

Boulard, Florence (2019) New cultures, new experiences: 4 ways to keep kids learning while travelling. The Conversation.

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New experiences can provoke some anxiety, which is what sociologist and education professor Jack Mezirow refers to as disorientating dilemmas. He argues such dilemmas are the first step to transformative learning, where the learner’s existing assumptions are challenged and beliefs transformed. Although Mezirow often associates transformation with elements of life crises, others suggest transformative learning can happen in different contexts, most notably travel. Your children can have a rich experience, seeing different parts of the world and understanding other cultures. And there are several things you can do to support their learning.

Item ID: 61322
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
Keywords: travel; parenting; critical thinking; play-based
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 02:41
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15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism @ 50%
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93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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