Drawing on research from a range of educational settings, the book demonstrates that the resilience of individuals and their surrounding systems should not be viewed in isolation and that the interplay between individual resilience, community resilience and resilient societies is complex and symbiotic.
On this basis, it illustrates that efforts to promote resilience would benefit from a systems approach capable of coping with this complexity.
Using the ideas of agency and the power of self-determinism, a development of Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological model is presented to illustrate the complexity of their interplay.
Existing models of resilience are developed with the book offering the Dynamic Interactive Model of Resilience (DIMoR) as a way to analyse and support resilience which moves beyond a reductionist, descriptive and ‘fashionable’ presentation of resilience.
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View the DIMOR in augmented reality
This new book has a unique and innovative feature on its cover which allows the reader to see the Dynamic Interactive Model for Resilience (DIMoR) in full Augmented Reality (after a simple app download).
Augmented Reality allows you to use a mobile device to view a still image as a dynamic moving 3D image, combining digital elements into the actual environment. This means you can get a real (augmented) experience of the dynamic interactive model of resilience.
We created the DIMoR AR image with the Creative Computing Team at the University of Gloucestershire so that our readers could fully conceptualise the DIMoR in the way we intended.
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Towards a dynamic interactive model of resilience (DIMoR) for education and learning contexts
in the journal of
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
by Adeela ahmed Shafi, Sian Templeton, Tristan Middleton, Richard Millican, Paul Vare, Rebecca Pritchard and Jenny Hatley
The accompanying paper for the book explores a range of theoretical models of resilience and human development to understand the concept of resilience as it has developed over time and how it is understood today.
These include both classic and contemporary ideas such as those of Bronfenbrenner (1995), Masten (1994), Rutter (2013) and, more recently, Downes (2017) and Ungar (2018).
Building on this analysis, the paper proposes a new model, taking key elements of established theories to offer a dynamic and interactive model of resilience (DIMoR).
This model recognises individual agency and its complex reciprocal interactions both with other individuals but also with the wider system within which the individual is situated. This paper positions the DIMoR as a means of understanding resilience in a range of educational contexts.
About the editors
You can find out more about each of the editors and app developers below. Contributions were also received from Dr Paul Vare, Rebecca Pritchard and Jenny Hatley.