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

Anne Winther Jensen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication dateApr 2011
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
    EventThe 2011 Seminar of the ESREA Research Network : Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development - Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 28 Apr 201130 Apr 2011


    SeminarThe 2011 Seminar of the ESREA Research Network
    LocationBogazici University

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