Fairy Tale Endings?

Christine Jarvis, Patricia Gouthro

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessional Education with Fiction Media
Subtitle of host publicationImagination for Engagement and Empathy in Learning
EditorsChristine Jarvis, Patricia Gouthro
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030176938
ISBN (Print)9783030176921
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019


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