Student learning processes and student identity in an adult basic education programme

Anne Winther Jensen

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    The paper discusses the shaping of students´ identity within a vocational education programme for elderly care in Denmark. The focus is on the correlation between identity construction within the theoretical periods and students´ experiences in the traineeships. The construction of student identity implies a construction of elderly identity, and the paper points to the constructions being one-sided and the one-sidedness as complicating the meeting between care helper students and embodied elderly in need of care. The analysis of the identity issues mobilises the concept ‘storyline’, c.f. Bronwyn Davies and Foucault´s ‘governmentality’ and the empirical material consists of observations in the theoretical periods and in the traineeships. The paper suggests that a shift from identity to subjectivity may help students to deal with a diversity of storylines and thereby aid the elderly to have their storylines recognised.
    Antal sider9
    StatusUdgivet - 2011
    Begivenhed7th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning - East China Normal University, Shanghai, Kina
    Varighed: 4 dec. 20117 dec. 2011
    Konferencens nummer: 7


    Konference7th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning
    LokationEast China Normal University

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