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Transformative Learning through Creative Life Writing by Celia Hunt

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Chapter 3

Finding a stance as a writer

Simon's story

 

 

 

I have chosen Simon's story as my first case study because he was the only male in Group 2 and I wanted to consider gender differences in the experience of change (although, as it turned out, there were no significant gender differences visible). 1 He was also one of only three students who took the personal rather than the professional development route through the programme (see Chapter 1) and I wanted to compare the impact of the different routes (see Chapter 11). His story demonstrates the shift from a troublesome imbalance between freedom and control in the creative process to a more flexible but simultaneously grounded and agentic stance for writing. Importantly this includes ...

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