In the conclusion to this book, the editors revisit the premise outlined in the first chapter, which sought to identify and theorise fictions’ impact on professional learning. Jarvis and Gouthro show how each of the chapters in this book draws on aspects of literary theory, critical social theory and psychology to illustrate the power of fiction. The chapter reinforces the guiding principle of the collection, that professionals will operate amidst increasing uncertainties and will face exceptional challenges, but that through creativity and exposure to the richness of narrative and its potential for recreating and re-presenting the world, they can craft their own happy (albeit temporary and negotiated) endings.
|Title of host publication||Professional Education with Fiction Media|
|Subtitle of host publication||Imagination for Engagement and Empathy in Learning|
|Editors||Christine Jarvis, Patricia Gouthro|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan, Cham|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jul 2019|