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Jennifer Gidley

Born Melbourne, Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Citizenship Australian
Fields Futures studies, psychology,
education, integral theory,
postformal pedagogies
Institutions RMIT University
World Futures Studies Federation
Alma mater University of Melbourne, Australia
Known for Educational futures,
Evolution of consciousness,
Rudolf Steiner, Ken Wilber

Jennifer M. Gidley, PhD, is a psychologist, educator and futures researcher.[1]

Gidley is the elected President of the World Futures Studies Federation (2009-2013).[2] She is a futures studies researcher best known for her work in educational and youth futures[3] [4] and global socio-cultural change.[5]

Gidley was lead researcher/author of the winning essay in the IAU/Palgrave International Essay Competition in Higher Education Policy Research[6]. The winning entry was entitled From Access to Success: An Integrated Approach to Quality Higher Education informed by Social Inclusion Theory and Practice and was published in the first 2010 issue of the IAU/Palgrave Journal Higher Education Policy. IAU is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions.

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Work

Integral movement
Historical integral thinkers:
Contemporary integral thinkers:
Integral themes:
Integral organizations:

Gidley is a Research Fellow in the Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT University[7] Melbourne, Australia. Links to some of Gidley's research can be found in the RMIT University Research Repository.

Prior positions involved co-design and instruction in the online Masters in Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University, Melbourne (2003-2006).[8]

Publications

Several of Gidley's papers can be downloaded through Academia.edu

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Books/monographs

Journal Special Issue Editing

  • Special issue of Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies (Forthcoming, 2010) on “Global Mindset Change” (co-edited with Rakesh Kapoor).
  • Special issue of New Political Science (2009) on “The Changing Face of Political Ideologies in the Global Age” (co-edited with Manfred B. Steger).
  • Special issue of Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies (1998, Vol. 30, No. 7) on The University – Alternative Futures” (co-edited with Sohail Inayatullah).

Selected book chapters

  • “Educating for Evolving Consciousness: Voicing the Emergenc-y for Love, Life and Wisdom, ” The International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing, (Springer: New York, 2009).
  • “Integral Perspectives on School Educational Futures”, in S. Inayatullah, M. Bussey and I. Milojevic (eds) Pedagogy for Emergent Futures: the Alternative Futures of Education, (Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 2008) (with Gary Hampson)
  • "Spiritual Epistemologies and Integral Cosmologies: Transforming Thinking and Culture" in Integral Learning and Action: A Call to Wholeness, (Eds), Awbrey, S, Dana, D, Miller, V, Robinson, P, Ryan, M M, Scott, D K, (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006).
  • "The Metaphors of Globalisation: A Multi-layered Analysis of Global Youth Culture" in the Inayatullah, S. (Ed.), Causal Layered Analysis Reader, (Tamkang University Press, Tamkang, Taiwan, 2004).
  • "Global Youth Culture: A Transdisciplinary Perspective" in Gidley, J and Inayatullah, S. (Eds.) (2002). Youth Futures: Comparative Research and Transformative Visions, (Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 2002).
  • "'Education for All' or Education for Wisdom" in Manish Jain, Unfolding Learning Societies: Deepening the Dialogues, Vimukt Shiksha, Issue 9, Shikshantar.
  • "Unveiling the Human Face of University Futures" in Inayatullah, S. and Gidley, J. (Eds.) (2000). The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of University, (Bergin and Garvey, Connecticut, 2000).
  • "Introduction: Forces Shaping University Futures" in Inayatullah, S. and Gidley, J. (Eds.) (2000). The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of University, (Bergin & Garvey, Connecticut, 2000) (with Sohail Inayatullah)

Selected academic journal articles

References

External links


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