Abstract

Drawing upon the results of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded research study, this paper examines connections between lifelong learning, citizenship and fiction writing. Using critical and feminist theoretical perspectives, the paper explores how fiction writing can provide opportunities for adult learning and can address concerns around diversity and inclusion when exploring issues around citizenship.

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citizenship, fiction, neoliberalism, lifelong learning

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Fiction Writing and Learning for Critical Citizenship:Exploring the Potential of Reading and Writing Fiction to Foster Democratic Learning Opportunities

Drawing upon the results of a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded research study, this paper examines connections between lifelong learning, citizenship and fiction writing. Using critical and feminist theoretical perspectives, the paper explores how fiction writing can provide opportunities for adult learning and can address concerns around diversity and inclusion when exploring issues around citizenship.