Power & Pedagogy in Higher Education – Journal #4

Power is strength, physical force and the ability to do. It is control , influence or authority over. One can have power over, power in and power with. It is a tool to be wielded with wisdom, humility and compassion, all in appropriate measure.

These beliefs connect most with the humanistic theory. The humanistic paradigm is based on assumptions that people’s actions are value-based and driven with intent. From the humanistic perspective learning facilitates self-actualization and the achievement of one’s full potential.

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