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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Barefoot Thinking

As Leadbeater described through Illich in the previous post we need a transformation from healthcare supplied as a service to individual personal responsibility for health and wellbeing. How can this be brought about though?

The power of grassroots, social movements is well established, even if since 2009 the idealism of the Internet as a force for positive change and democracy has been somewhat undermined.

As a force for positive change and exposing the thinking and skills of the poor, Leadbeater also highlights the creation of the Barefoot College by Bunker Roy and barefoot thinking. The poor do have skills and knowledge that can effect change and community growth.

Situated and capable across all contexts, Hodges' model can help facilitate personal responsibility and self-care. In addition to supporting the learning of health and social care professionals, Hodges' model can also provide a conceptual scaffold as barefoot thinkers redefine professionalism.

humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic

My source: Leadbeater, C. (2009) WE-THINK. 2nd ed., London: Profile Books.
(Now in the book pile destined for Hay-on-Wye)