This chapter reserves the term “Transformation” for substantial societal changes that involve social learning. It presents a psycho-societal approach that theorizes individual and collective learning as a potential dimension of societal life. It is a materialist approach based in social theory and psychodynamic, which sees learning and other subjective processes as embodied in the social practice of concrete living people. Epistemologically it is committed to a dialectical methodology for empirical studies of learning in everyday life, inside and outside educational settings, recognizing historical reality and tracing endogenous social dynamics that may emerge through individual and collective learning and contribute to societal transformations. Examples are studies of work life learning and potential transformations of the ecology of work life, with an outlook to wider society.
|Translated title of the contribution||Læring, Erfaring og det samfundsmæssigt ubevidste: materialistisk teori kombineret med dialektisk metodologi|
|Title of host publication||Learning for Transformation|
|Editors||Aliki Nicolaides, Saskia Eschenbacher, marguerite Welch, Mitsunori Misawa, Petra Buergelt, Yabome Gilpin-Jackson|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2021|