Unskilled work and learner identity

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    Abstract

    The main argument in this paper is: In order to comprehend the ‘invisible’ conditions for forming motivation to participate in different kinds of learning activities (formal, non-formal and informal) in relation to work-life it is crucial to develop a dialectic concept of learner identity. A concept enabling researcher in the field of work and learning to examine how the orientation toward learning activities are situated in and conditioned by specific work-life experiences.
    Based on a qualitative research-project (Kondrup 2012) the paper outlines how unskilled work forms a specific condition for engaging in learning. The aim of the project was to examine the challenges in order to fulfil the Danish national strategy on Lifelong learning and training for all. Danish as well as international research reveals that low skilled workers and workers in small and medium sized private companies tend to be least likely to participate in VET, and the long arm of education has significant influence on how people perceive adult education.. The aim of the project was to examine how an unskilled work-life present certain conditions for the formation, maintenance and transformation of a learner identity, enabling workers to position themselves as educable subjects, as demanded by the strategy on lifelong learning.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato20 jun. 2013
    Antal sider12
    StatusUdgivet - 20 jun. 2013
    Begivenhed8th International Conference: Researching Work and Learning - Stirling Management Center, Stirling, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 19 jun. 201321 sep. 2013
    http://www.stir.ac.uk/education/researching-work-and-learning/

    Konference

    Konference8th International Conference
    LokationStirling Management Center
    LandStorbritannien
    ByStirling
    Periode19/06/201321/09/2013
    AndetThe visible and invisible in work and learning
    Internetadresse

    Emneord

    • læringsidentitet
    • arbejdslivserfaring
    • arbejdslivshistorie

    Projekter

    Erhvervsarbejde og læringsudfordringer indenfor en globaliseret verden

    Kondrup, S.

    11/08/200829/06/2012

    Projekter: ProjektForskning

    Citer dette

    Kondrup, S. (2013). Unskilled work and learner identity. Afhandling præsenteret på 8th International Conference, Stirling, Storbritannien.