Wendy Crebbin (
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 13:30:28 GMT+1000

> Dear Dwight
> you wrote -
> >
> > My basic philosophy of change is contained in a personal statement
> > I made to my prof. "If I knew how to change, I would." This
> > statement reveals a basic assumption and conclusion that I have of
> > change.....Change is a product of knowledge (If I KNEW) and of
> > will power (I WOULD).
> I hope that this does not make things more confusing but in my
> research on change in teaching I have found that it is not only a
> knowledge of HOW to change but having a knowledge of an alternative
> position, possibility, idea, strategy, to change TO.
> My premise being that if people do not know of/recognise somewhere
> else to move to (at least in their heads), as well as the desire to
> move - i.e. that the new place might be in some way better, not only
> can't they change - but why should they?
> Wendy Crebbin
> School of Education
> University of Ballarat
> Victoria, Australia