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Transformative Learning through Creative Life Writing by Celia Hunt

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Introduction

 

 

 

This book and the research on which it is based have occupied me for the past eight years. During that time the programme of study that is the book's subject – the Postgraduate Diploma, subsequently MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development at Sussex University – has been discontinued in the wake of the Labour government's decision not to continue subsidising people wishing to study in higher education at a level equivalent to, or lower than, the qualifications they already hold, and the resulting dissolution of adult education departments at British universities. This was a considerable blow for an area of work – the use of creative writing as a developmental and therapeutic tool – that was just establishing itself ...

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