On bridges, roads and pathways: A personal journey toward 'tikkun'

Year: 1992

Author: Pettit, A.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

In this paper I want to explore some of the reasons why, and how these reasons relate to 'readings' of the various discourses we encounter. The way each of us 'reads' a particular situation or event is determined by our roots, background and environmental influences. For Shor and Freire (1987) these are 'moments' or experiences which are much more important than others, and which form the basis of our development, for these are the moments when we 'come to know' as part of the 'gnosiological cycle' - producing knowledge and knowing that knowledge.