International Practice Development Journal


Title of ArticleThe work of John Heron
Type of ArticleIdeas and influences
Author/sBrendan McCormack
ReferenceVolume 1, Issue 2, Article 10
Date of PublicationNovember 2011
KeywordsDimensions, facilitation, holistic learning, interventions, self-directed learning


I chose to focus on the work of John Heron as a key influence on my practice development work. Whilst there are numerous people who have influenced my work ranging from philosophers like Jürgen Habermas, to theorists like Peter Jarvis, to nurse leaders like Dr Sue Pembrey and inspirational clinical nurses like Di Disley, I have decided to focus on the work of John Heron.

I first became interested in Heron’s work when I was a student at Surrey University doing a Postgraduate Certificate in the Education of Adults (PGCEA) and had the opportunity to undertake facilitator development in the ‘Human Potential Resource Centre’ at Surrey University – a centre established by John Heron and which operationalised his philosophy of learning and development …

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