An Emancipatory Role of Adult Education and Learning within a Poststructuralist Approach

Anne Winther Jensen

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    Abstract

    The paper discusses the possibility of perceiving a poststructuralist approach to learning as being emancipatory. ‘Identity’ is the main concept of the paper, and theoretically the paper draws on Michel Foucault and Bronwyn Davies. With an outset in Foucault´s comments on some of Immanuel Kant´s ideas, a poststructuralist approach – positioning theory – is suggested as offering emancipatory aspects. An empirical example from the field of care worker education is presented. Next, in relation to the example the suggested emancipatory possibilities are discussed and the approach is briefly compared to other studies.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdatoapr. 2011
    Antal sider9
    StatusUdgivet - apr. 2011
    BegivenhedThe 2011 Seminar of the ESREA Research Network : Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development - Bogazici University, Istanbul, Tyrkiet
    Varighed: 28 apr. 201130 apr. 2011

    Seminar

    SeminarThe 2011 Seminar of the ESREA Research Network
    LokationBogazici University
    LandTyrkiet
    ByIstanbul
    Periode28/04/201130/04/2011

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