Considering the Learning Theory Enactivism to Explore the Development of Socially Conscious Leaders
Seymour, Susan R.
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We live in challenging times and are faced with economic, ecological, political, and social strife that threatens to overwhelm individuals and turn them toward apathy or selfish individualism. Since resolution of social problems relies on strong leadership grounded in social awareness, educators who teach future leaders must ask themselves if their curriculum and the focus of their pedagogy fosters growth of social consciousness in their students. This research explores learning related to the development of leaders’ social consciousness and interrogates how they come to care about social justice causes and why they commit to certain causes but not others. This learning is considered through the lens of enactivism, a biologically based learning theory; pedagogical implications and strategies for the development of social consciousness are considered.