"Experience and Learning"

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    Taking it's point of departure in some critical remarks to some of the most important recent theorizing of learning in the workplace, this chapter presents an alternative framework for theorizing learning as a subjective process in a social and societal context, based in life history research. Key concepts derived from European critical theory, subjectivity and experience, are briefly introduced with a view to their intellectual background. The chapter elaborates the implication of these concepts in relation to the understanding of emotional aspects of learning in everyday work life and in relation to the understanding of knowledge, based on examples from the author's research into professional learning (general practitioners). The pivotal role of language use and language socialisation is explained in brief, developing a psychodynamic complement to a language game concept of language use.

    Translated title of the contributionErfaring og læring
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWork, Subjectivity and Learning : Understanding Learning through Working Life
    EditorsStephen Billett, Tara Fenwick, Margaret Somerville
    Place of PublicationDordrecht/Frankfurt/Zürich/New York
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Publication date2007
    ISBN (Print)10-1-4020-5359-2
    ISBN (Electronic)10-1-4020-5360-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Learning
    • experience
    • subjectivity
    • general practitioners

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