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Becoming me with The Open University

Becoming me with The Open University

Schreeche-Powell, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-5551-9649 (2019) Becoming me with The Open University. In: Earle, Rod and Mehigan, James, (eds.) Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University. Policy Press - Bristol University Press, Bristol, UK, pp. 165-176. ISBN 978-1447353072 (doi:

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Edwin Schreeche-Powell’s low opinion of The Open University is transformed when he realises he has given too much weight and value to ill-informed opinion and not enough to real experience. Abandoning this prejudice is the beginning of a learning journey in prison that takes him from undergraduate studies to a PhD. Connecting his learning about sociological research in prison to his own experiences of imprisonment provide Edwin with the possibilities of an academic evolution and a sense of belonging.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: lived experience; convict criminology; prison; transformative learning; prison education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 13:51

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